DMPA-SC Injection: Step by Step Guide for Administration
Check your medical status/ health conditions FIRST to know if you are eligible...
Prepare the supplies (from Health Agent Bag) needed for injection comprising: Cotton wool, Methylated Spirit, DMPA-SC Injection, Gloves etc. Other needed items include: Bailer/ Clean Container for water, Soap, Brush, Waste Bin etc.
** Bold Steps in RED indicate critical areas for careful attention.
1: Wash hands.
Use soap and water to wash the hands after setting the health agents and before giving the injection.
Shake hands in air to dry.
Step 2: Selects an appropriate injection site.
Note: Client can be asked of preferred injection site
Clean injection site (if dirty) with cotton wool soaked with water.
Injection site could ONLY be either:
The Back of the upper arm,
On the abdomen (not at the navel) or
On the front of the thigh.
3: Remove the Uniject (DMPA-SC injection) by opening the foil pouch; tear from
the expiration date on the pouch.
Make sure it is at
Parts of the Uniject
Step 4: Mix the solution (liquid) and check the device (Uniject)
the Uniject by the Port.
it vigorously for 30 seconds.
Check to make sure the solution is well-mixed.
There should be no damage or leaking.
Step 5: Activate device (Uniject)
the Uniject by the port.
the Uniject pointed upward during activation to prevent dripping or spilling
the needle shield into the port.
to push firmly until the gap between the needle shield and port is closed.
If gap is not fully closed, you will not be able to press reservoir for injection.
The needle is pushed through a barrier that holds the DMPA Solution while the solution goes into the needle.
Step 6: Remove the needle shield/ cap.
Remove the needle shield/ cap
Do not put needle cap back on.
Throw the cap in a trash bin.
** Bold Steps in RED indicate critical areas for special attention.