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Intramuscular Injections



Injection of Incorrect Site

    • Prevention of Subcutaneous Injection

    • Don’t bunch up the skin prior to injection
    • Avoid the dorsogluteal region in obese patients
    • Prevention of Intravascular Injection

    • Inject into the correct site - avoid the medial / inferior gluteal muscle, the medial thigh etc.
    • Draw back to check for blood prior to injecting the medication
Last updated on January 1st, 2018