The LSUHSC New Orleans
Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Presents

The Student Procedure Manual


Intramuscular Injection

by Greg Jeansonne

Indications
Prerequisites
Equipment Required
Procedure
-Ventro-Gluteal

-Thigh (Rectus or V. Lateralis)
-Mid-Deltoid
-Dorso-Gluteal
Complications
Related Procedures/Tests

Indications

Prerequisites

Equipment Required

Procedure

  1. Draw-up medication into syringe (max dose = 5ml except at deltoid = 2ml).
  2. Eject air & excess medication.
  3. Change to sharp injection needle.
  4. Select site (in order of preference):
  5. Clean injection site with antiseptic wipe.
  6. Pull overlying skin for "Z" seal.
  7. Insert needle @ ±90'
  8. Pull back on plunger to check for vessel.
  9. Inject medication slowly.
  10. Withdraw needle quickly.
  11. Massage area with antiseptic wipe.

Complications

Related Procedures/Tests: subcutaneous injection

 


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