Where do you give an intramuscular deltoid injection?
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Likewise, how do you give an IM injection in the deltoid?
Giving an IM injection into the deltoid site
- Find the knobbly top of the arm (acromion process)
- The top border of an inverted triangle is two finger widths down from the acromion process.
- Stretch the skin and then bunch up the muscle.
- Insert the needle at a right angle to the skin in the centre of the inverted triangle.
Secondly, how do you give an injection in the arm? Hold the skin around where you will give the injection: With your free hand, gently press on and pull the skin so that it is slightly tight. Insert the needle into the muscle: Hold the syringe barrel tightly and use your wrist to inject the needle through the skin and into the muscle at a 90 degree angle.
Similarly, where do you give an intramuscular injection?
Intramuscular injections are often given in the following areas:
- Deltoid muscle of the arm. The deltoid muscle is the site most typically used for vaccines.
- Vastus lateralis muscle of the thigh.
- Ventrogluteal muscle of the hip.
- Dorsogluteal muscles of the buttocks.
Which is the most dangerous site for intramuscular injection?
For many years the dorsogluteal site has been the beloved intramuscular injection site of many nurses, but is it the safest site to use? Research suggests that even though the dorsogluteal site is used more frequently than the ventrogluteal site, it can be the most dangerous to use (Floyd, Meyer 2007).