Lesson 6C - Injections - Educational Excellence

Veterinary Medical Applications
Lesson Title: Injections
TEKS Addressed in Lesson:
130.6. (c)(6)
Lesson Objectives:
Determine injection sites
Identify various routes of administering medication
Demonstrate proper calculations based on animal weight
Use precision to fill a syringe
Assess animal health in order to determine proper medication to be administered
Key Terms/Vocabulary
Aspirate- to pull back on the needle to check for blood
Inoculate- treat (a person or animal) with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease.
Intramuscular- an injection given into the muscle
Intravenous- an injection given into a vein
Sharps- needles
Subcutaneous- an injection given below the skin
SubQ- abbreviation meaning subcutaneous
Interest Approach/Anticipatory Set
Have several needle and syringe sizes displayed. Ask students to make assumption as to why
the various sizes are necessary.
Have students attempt to draw medication into the syringe with no air bubbles.
Teaching Plan and Strategy Presentation of New Material
Teacher Lecture to include:
Types of medication
Injection Sites-discuss things to consider when choosing injection sites such as (show animals or
spoilage of quality meat areas)
Types of syringes/parts of syringes
Injection types
Withdrawal Periods
Calculating dosages
Activity/Application/Student Engagement/Laboratory
Students should fill in chart during teacher lecture
Type of Injection
Abbreviati Site of Steps to administering
the injection
Lab Activity
Students should observe several types and sizes of needles
Practice drawing liquid into syringes
Practice giving injections- This exercise can be done with bananas or oranges or two baggies, one inside
the other, the inner baggie should be filled with water and the outer bag should contain flour. The flour
bag represents the skin, the flour represents subcutaneous tissue and the inner baggie represents the
muscle. (chicken breats/thighs can also be used for this activity)
Lab Activities
Injection Quiz
Injections Quiz
Determine if the following statements are true or false. Circle your response.
1. T or F You should always inject an animal in the back.
2. T or F Subcutaneous shorts are given under the skin.
2. T or F Intraocular injections are given into the ear canal.
3. T or F To fill a syringe you should first push the air from the syringe into the medication.
4. T or F All injections contain an antibiotic material.
5. T or F Intramuscular shorts are given under the skin.
6. T or F Intraveneous injections should always be given against the flow of blood.
Complete the following statements.
7. The tent method is commonly used for _________________________ injections.
8. Intraveneous are fast acting and are given into the __________________________.
9. A spinal injection is known as an __________________________.
10. ______________________ is an injection given into the skin layer.
11. The smaller the guage the _______________________ the needle.
12. Antibiotics are used to treat which type of zoonotic disease?
13. How is serum obtained?
14. A prick from a needle containing BSE vaccination is what type of hazard?
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