Skip to main content

Table 2 The skin to bone distance in relation to weight

From: Epinephrine auto-injector needle length

  1. The full length and the full length minus 3 mm, the proposed penetrating needle length wearing winter clothes, was used at calculation of skin to bone distance. The risk of intraosseous/periosteal injection was calculated for both the longest and the shortest needle passing quality control. The weight limits were (< 15 kg), 15–30 kg, adolescents weighing > 30 kg and adults, Table 1
  2. White color indicates very low risk, 0%–2%, green color indicates low risk, 3%–9 %, orange color indicates medium risk, 10%–19%, red color higher risk than 20%, for intraosseous/periosteal injection. The exposed needle lengths are given in mm