Asked by: Domonique Feth
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Last Updated: 4th Oct 2022

What does Hypodermoclysis refer to?

Hypodermoclysis is also known as interstitial or subcutaneous injection. It involves the subcutaneous administration fluids to the body. Often, it's saline and glucose solutions. Hypodermoclysis is a method that allows for a slower rate of fluid uptake than intravenous injection.



How do you insert Hypodermoclysis in your body?

  1. Assemble the fluid and tubing.
  2. Use a circular motion to scrub the site with the povidone-iodine preparation solution. Start at the center.
  3. Bevel up and insert the needle into the subcutaneous tissue at a 45 to 60-degree angle.
  4. Use occlusive dressing to secure needle and tubing
  5. As directed, adjust fluid drip rate.

What is a subcutaneous IV, in the same way? What is a subcutaneous IV?

Can humans then get sub-q fluids?

Hypodermoclysis is a procedure that administers fluids artificially to people who are unable or unwilling to drink liquids orally. This can be done either intravenously, or through infusion into subcutaneous tissues. Patients suffering from mild or moderate dehydration can receive subcutaneous fluids to keep them hydrated.

How much fluid can you give subcutaneously?

A single SQ injection site can usually give fluid at around 10-20ml/kg (60-100ml for a cat of average size). The fluid was given to the area where the lump developed. The fluid will slowly absorb over several hours, so it should not be painful.