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Intramuscular injection technique: an evidence-based approach.

  • Academic Journal
  • Ogston-Tuck S; Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester.
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987) [Nurs Stand] 2014 Sep 30; Vol. 29 (4), pp. 52-9.
  • English
  • Intramuscular injections require a thorough and meticulous approach to patient assessment and injection technique. This article, the second in a series of two, reviews the evidence base to inform safer practice and to consider the evidence for nursing practice in this area. A framework for safe practice is included, identifying important points for safe technique, patient care and clinical decision making. It also highlights the ongoing debate in selection of intramuscular injection sites, predominately the ventrogluteal and dorsogluteal muscles.
Additional Information
Publisher: RCNi Country of Publication: England NLM ID: 9012906 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 2047-9018 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 00296570 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Nurs Stand
Publication: : London : RCNi
Original Publication: Harrow, Middx. : [Scutari Projects Ltd., 1987-
Comment in: Nurs Stand. 2016 Mar 16;30(29):61-2. (PMID: 26982869)
Keywords: Injection; intramuscular injection technique; medication; medicines management; patient assessment; patient safety
Date Created: 20140925 Date Completed: 20160614 Latest Revision: 20220409
20221216
10.7748/ns.29.4.52.e9183
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