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Intramuscular Injections


February 15th, 2021

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
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