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im an RMA and a RN so i know what to do you remove the seringe and start the whole thing over dont get stressed it happens to everyone it just means u hit a small vessal

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Q: What do you do if you aspirate blood during IM injection?
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No it is a Sub-q injection, you only aspirate on IM injections.

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It is done to check whether the needle has hit any blood vessel. Aspiration is especially important when you are administering anesthesia, for example, during a dental procedure, all anesthesia are local, meaning only a small area of your body will get numb, and by injecting the drug into a blood vessel it will follow the blood stream into other parts of the body. With that said, it does matter what type of injection you are administering, if it is some sort of vaccine, it may not cause any complications even if it gets in your blood stream.

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According to article "To Aspirate Or Not: An integrative review of the evidence" in Nursing 2012, the answer is No. Please refer to this evidenced based article featured in the authoritative & well known Nursing 2012 journal. ~Dawn H, RN

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