Intramuscular Injection
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Intramuscular Injection

This Intramuscular Injection course will teach you:

  • How to perform an intramuscular injection at the Deltoid site
  • How to perform an intramuscular injection at the Rectus femoris site
  • How to perform an intramuscular injection at the Gluteus Medius femoris site
  • How to prepare the syringe prior to injection

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Intramuscular Injection:

  • Maintaining needle sterility
  • Medication errors
  • Air bubbles
  • Hematoma
  • Sciatic nerve and superior gluteal artery damage

With the following tips you might perform the  Intramuscular Injection even better:

  • Glass vial cap removal
  • Adequate syringe filling
  • Locating the injection site
  • Prevention of backtracking of medication
  • Avoiding discomfort of the patient

 

You might also be interested in:

Intravenous (IV) Cannulation
Subcutaneous Injection

Step by step

Preparation

Materials

Prepare

Prepare the following materials for an intramuscular injection:

– the medication itself

– a draw up needle

– an intramuscular injection needle

– a syringe

– cotton swabs

– plaster tape

– hand disinfectant, to disinfect the healthcare professional’s hands

– non sterile gloves

– skin disinfectant to disinfect the patient’s skin

– a sharps container

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