Intramuscular Injections. UAM College of Technology- McGehee Practical Nursing. The Injection Method. Topics covered will include: Correct injection technique Correct needle length Correct needle gauge Correct injection locations Max dose for each injection site
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Topics covered will include:
Correct injection technique
Correct needle length
Correct needle gauge
Correct injection locations
Max dose for each injection site
Examples of “Injections Gone Bad”
The vastus lateralis site is the preferred site of injection in children and infants and may be used for adults. The area extends from the anterior lateral aspect of the thigh to the midlateral thigh, and hands width below the proximal end of the greater trochanter and a hands width above the upper knee. The middle third of the muscle is the best site for injection. The maximum amount of medication injected into the vastus lateralisin the infant is 0.5ml, in the toddler 1ml and in the school age/adolescent is 2ml.
The area for the deltoid muscle injection is triangular, with the base of the triangle beginning about 2 finger breadths below the lower edge of the acromion process and extending down to just about the axilla fold. The deltoid injection site is used in children 13 months of age and older if the muscle mass is well-developed. The maximum amount of medication injected into the deltoid muscle is 1mL for the school age child.
Adult Intramuscular (IM)
2013 Practical Nursing Students
Tyler Clavet, LPN
Katie French, LPN
Megan Prosser, LPN
Angela Wash, LPN
Instructor: Kim Ray, RN