Injections With "Pen" Point Accuracy

November 18, 2009

To ensure accurate joint injections, mark the site by firmly pressing the end of a closed ballpoint pen against the patient's skin.

To ensure accurate joint injections, mark the site by firmly pressing the end of a closed ballpoint pen against the patient's skin. This will create a depressed circle that remains even after you clean the area with iodine and isopropyl alchohol.

--Paul Scheatzle, DO
        Massillon, Ohio

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