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IM Injections. Optional, EMT, AEMT. The Six Rights of Drug Administration. Right Person Right Drug Right Dose Right Time Right Route Right Documentation. Needle Handling Precautions. Minimize the tasks performed in a moving ambulance.

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IM Injections

Optional, EMT, AEMT


The Six Rights of Drug Administration

  • Right Person

  • Right Drug

  • Right Dose

  • Right Time

  • Right Route

  • Right Documentation


Needle Handling Precautions

  • Minimize the tasks performed ina moving ambulance.

  • Immediately dispose of usedsharps in a sharps container.

  • Recap needles only as a lastresort.


Medication Administration and Documentation

  • Record all information concerning the patient and medication including:

    • Indication for drug administration

    • Dosage and route delivered

    • Patient response to the medication—both positive and negative


Intramuscular Injection Sites

  • Deltoid

  • Dorsal gluteal

  • Vastus lateralis

  • Rectus femoris


90º

Intramuscular Injection


Intramuscular Injection Sites


Prepare the equipment


Check the medication


Draw up the medication


Prepare the site


Insert the needle at a 90 angle


Remove the needle and cover the puncture site


Monitor the patient


Summary

  • Six rights of drug administration.

  • Proper needle handling procedures.

  • Proper documentation of medications administered.

  • 4 IM injection sites.

  • Proper steps to perform an IM injection.


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