Turn the person's head to the side to prevent
choking if he or she vomits.
With one hand, slightly pinch a
fold of skin between your fingers.
Hold the syringe
like a pencil close to the site, keeping your fingers off the plunger. Usually
the syringe goes straight into the skin (90-degree angle). But for thin adults and small
children with little fat, the needle may need to go in at a slant (45-degree
angle) to keep the medicine from going into muscle.
your wrist, and quickly push the needle all the way into the pinched-up
Push the plunger of the syringe all the way in so that the medicine
goes into the tissue. Give the amount of glucagon that the person's doctor has
Remove the needle from the skin slowly and at the same
angle that you inserted it.
Give some quick-sugar food when the
person is alert.