PAIN-FREE HIP INJECTION

To administer a nearly painless injection in the hip of an ambulatory patient, have him stand with his hands on the exam table and all of his weight on the leg opposite the injection site. This forces the patient to relax the muscle in the hip for the injection and gives him something to concentrate on during the procedure.
—Jean Skelton, CRNP, Salisbury, Md. (115-27)

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