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My aunt has dimensions and diabetes. I know she would want to stay home with in home care. The same relative claims that the law states she would require 2 people with her at all times....one to administer insulin and another to provide general care. This doesn't make sense to me.

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Brewat-- if a shot is ordered, it is given as written. So if the RN had written orders OK, but I have no idea what you mean by a "cocktail shot".
Outside as on the patio? Off the grounds? While getting in your car? Was there any reason why you did not suggest going back inside?
Generally a pain shot is given in the upper outer area of the hip and would not be an indecent exposure. Most plumbers expose a lot more than that just leaning over.
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Is it illegal for a nurse to give person a cocktail shot outside of a medical facility, and to give them one in each buttock at the same time?
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Ooops ... this question is from 2014, with no new questions since!
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Giving the benefit of the doubt, your relative is mixing up some things he or she has heard, that may be sort-of true in other situations. (Or, not giving the benefit, he/she has some motive to want to see your aunt in a nursing home.)

I don't think I would take medical or legal advice from this relative!
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I give myself insulin every day. There is no Federal law -- such a law would make diabetes management impossible. Please ask your doctor for guidance and instruction.
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I would talk to the doctor, and he can train you to give shots, So long as the doctor knows that you are giving her her shots and that you know how to do it. Tons of family members give insulin shots. The thing you need to learn is how to do it in a sterile manner.
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Don't listen to that relative any more!!!
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Tons of people in the US have to give themselves these shots.. and they are not RNs... I know for a fact! I work with several who do, and we are RT;s not RNs!!
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If you HIRE someone to give the insulin they must be a qualified nurse. If the patient is ok with a relative doing it then only such training as how to do it properly is required.
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Any idiot can learn to give insulin, yes. But if you are a CNA in a nursing home and you measure out and inject the insulin, you lose your license.
Check with your state health department, some allow LPN's some require RN's to do this.
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Thats odd, I gave my mom insulin 2 times a day, She was a diabetic and had dementia.
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Any one can administer insulin injections at home provided they have been properly instructed. They should also be aware of the side effects of insulin injections.
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As a 65 year old diabetic I can tell you anyone can administer Insulin
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Anyone can assist with insulin.
VERY common family members
Giving insulin.

Just ask your doctor or pharmacy.
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I believe that was only in schools/daycare and there are all kinds of exceptions. Check your state for laws about who can administer insulin injections. We gave Mom her shots for years without question from anyone.
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Yes, I believe that is correct that only give insulin shots. How advanced is your aunt's dementia? Has the doctor said she needs to go to a home or can she go home with one person to provide general care and maybe a home health nurse who can come by to give insulin shots? How often does she need insulin shots?
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