CTE Task: Animal Injections Methods and Sites

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COURSE:

Veterinary Science

TASK LENGTH:

90 Minutes

 

Task Description

Standards

Students will

and complete the guided notes sheets for each.

  • Film themselves demonstrating and explaining either the different injection methods or identification of appropriate injection site on a stuffed animal as assigned by the teacher.

 

Veterinary Science

  1. Identify and recommend the optimum timeline for administering different types of vaccines suitable for different species. Demonstrate, in a live setting or in a presentation, the ability to:
  1. Identify injection methods
  2. Identify appropriate anatomical injection sites
  3. Administer the injection, including the selection of appropriate equipment

 Content Understandings

Extending Understandings

Upon successful completion of these tasks students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify injection methods.
  2. Identify appropriate anatomical injection sites.

 

To move students towards deeper understanding, they should be given opportunities to:

  1. Why are these skills important for an animal caretaker or farmer to possess?
  2. Why are some medications delivered by injection rather than in the animal’s feed or water?

Support Strategies

If students are struggling to access this task, additional supports and strategies could be employed as students are engaging with the task.

Key Terms

Sentence Frames

Scaffolded Questions

Intramuscular

 

 

Subcutaneous

  • The two main types of injections used with animals are _________________ and subcutaneous.
  • Blackleg vaccines can be given as a ___________________ injection.
  • Why are some medications delivered by a specific type of injection method?
  • Why did the livestock industry recommend to move the intramuscular injection site?

Instructional Resources

FFA-Administering an Intramuscular Injection. (Peer at TAMU. (2019, Apr. 9). FFA –Administering an Intramuscular injection. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3hVD50O-Fg)

How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection to Cattle. (UNANR. (2020, July 20). How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection to Cattle. [Video] YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1Waw3xmV4)

Jason Cleer – Youth Beef Cattle Program – Injection Site and Health. (Ranch TV at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. (2016, Feb. 11). Jason Cleer – Youth Beef Cattle Program – Injection Site and Health. [YouTube]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmOQZ6z_hZU)

TASK GUIDES

  1. Have the students to watch the three linked videos and complete the guided note sheet for each video
  2. Have student to film themselves demonstrating and explaining the steps involved for one of the two tasks (to be assigned by the teacher):
    1. the two injection methods or
    2. how to locate the proper injection sites for two types of injections.

Note: Students can use stuffed animals for this presentation.

  1. Provide the students with expectations and filming options based on available technology.

 

Student Resources

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Guided Notes/Question Sheet for "FFA - Administering an Instramuscular Injection" Video

Directions: Use this guided note/question sheet to capture important information form the “FFA Administering an Intramuscular Injection” video.

  1. When getting ready to give an injection, the first thing is to ________________________for doing the intramuscular injections.
  2. There are a few common areas to give a dog an intramuscular injection on the neck, chest, glute, or hind leg. Which area(s) did the video highlight?

 

  1. What is the purpose of aspirating the syringe before injecting medicine?

 

  1. During the intramuscular injection, the needle should go _________________________ and not ___________________ into the muscle.
  2. When preparing to give an injection, gently remove the _______________________________________________, keeping the landmarks in mind.
  3. Gently insert the needle into the muscle and then gently _____________________ by pulling back on the ___________________.
  4. If no _______________, gently depress the plunger injecting the medication into the patient and then remove the needle, drop it in a _______________________________________ without recapping it.
  5. __________ the injection site to check for __________________________________________________.

 

Guided Note/Question Sheet for “How to Give A Subcutaneous Injection to Cattle” video.

Directions: Use this guided note/question sheet to capture important information from the “How to Give A Subcutaneous Injection to Cattle” video.

 

  1. Many of the injections given to cattle are done with an __________________________________ syringe.
  2. What is the advantage of using an automatic syringe?

 

  1. When is a single dose syringe recommended to administer medicine?

 

  1. Your dosing will be most accurate if you use a syringe size that will be filled at ___________________________.
  2. What gauge of needles are normally used with cattle?

 

  1. What is the recommended length of a needle for a subcutaneous injection?

 

  1. Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) guidelines recommend that injections be given in the _______________________.
  2. Why does Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) recommend this area for injections?

 

  1. According to the video, these steps should be followed when giving a subcutaneous injection.
    1.  
    2.  
    3.  
    4.  
    5.  

 

Guided Note/Question Sheet for “Youth Beef Cattle Program –Injection Site and Health” video.

 

Directions: Use this guided note/question sheet to capture important information form the “Youth Beef Cattle Program –Injection Site and Health” video.

  1. According to this video, where did we administer intramuscular injections before and after the Beef quality assurance (BQA) recommendations?

 

  1. Why were injections given in the muscle area of the rump of the animal?

 

  1. What was the disadvantage of giving shots in the rump area?

 

  1. When giving injections to show or beef project animals, what is referred to as giving the injection on the off side of the animal?

 

  1. When identifying the location to give subcutaneous injections or intramuscular injections, draw a line from the ____________________________________, then come up to about _________________________________ inches from the base of the _______________ ,then make a mark about hands width about five inches behind the ear toward the top of the neck, then drop down several inches below the top of the __________________ back to the shoulder, and move in front of the shoulder a ______________________________ or about a __________________________ and connect the top and bottom lines to outline the injection triangle.

Developing Animal Injections Methods and Sites Presentations

 

Directions: Using the information learned from the videos and the information captured on the guided note / question sheets, develop and information video that can be used to show how to do one of the following tasks based on guidance from your teacher.

Demonstrate and explain the steps associated with (to be assigned by the teacher):

    1. The two injection methods or
    2. How to locate the proper injection sites for two types of injections.

Note: Stuffed animals can be used for this presentation.

       Wait for specific guidance and expectations for your teachers preferred filming options based on available technology.