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Intramuscular injection simulators

Doctors, nurses and paramedics all need to know how to give injections to patients. Injections and needle insertion need to be carried out safely and in a clean environment, all while not causing discomfort to the patient.

We supply a complete range of injection simulators, including intramuscular injection simulators. These simulators give medical and nursing students an opportunity to practice their skills and build their confidence before moving onto injecting actual patients.

Click on the links below to find out more about our extensive collection of injection simulators, trainers and accessories. If you aren’t sure which injection simulator is the most suitable for your needs, our specialist team will be happy to offer advice.

Intravenous injections and IVs

Intravenous injections or infusions are often known as IVs. This is when a catheter is inserted into a patient’s vein to deliver medication straight into the bloodstream. The medication is contained in a bag on a stand. An IV pump regulates the amount of medicine that is delivered to the patient in any given time period.

IVs are used in a variety of different circumstances where it is essential to give medication to a patient on a regular basis. IV lines are used to administer pain medication, provide blood transfusions and help patients recover from dehydration and lost fluids.

Long term medical treatment such as chemotherapy may require a central venous catheter like a PICC line or implanted port to be used instead.

Medical professionals need to know how to insert IV lines safely to prevent the risk of infection and vein damage. In addition, air embolisms and blood clots can be potential risks that also need to be avoided.

Frequently Asked Questions

An injection is a way of administering liquids into the body. Depending on the function of the injection, it can be administered into the skin (subcutaneous or intradermal injection), muscles (intramuscular injection), bones (intraosseous injection) or veins (intravenous injection).

Although many people can give themselves subcutaneous injections at home (for example, people with diabetes), other types of injections need to be delivered by medical professionals.

Injections are ideal for medications that need to be administered quickly. Taking pills or liquid by mouth may mean that the medication does not reach the right part of the body in time, or that the stomach breaks the medication down before it is effective.

Injections can be given as part of non-urgent medical care, or advanced life support treatment. This means it is critical for all medical professionals to understand how to administer them.

There are several risks of giving injections. It needs to be delivered in a clean environment to reduce the risk of infection, with a sterile needle and liquid used.

Injections can cause pain to the patient if not carried out correctly. For example, intramuscular injections can hit a nerve, which can cause intense pain and potential long-term damage. The injection site needs to be chosen carefully and the correct procedure used.

Medical staff also need to be aware of the side effects of any medication issued by injection, such as an allergic reaction.

Medical sharps also need to be disposed of safely to prevent needlestick injuries and reduce the risk of contamination.

Injection simulators give trainee doctors, nurses and paramedics the opportunity to practice giving injections in a low-risk environment.

We’re the leading supplier of intramuscular injection simulators across the UK.

We offer free delivery, a five-year warranty and a price match promise. If you find our range of injection simulators cheaper anywhere else, we will be pleased to match the price.