Where is the vastus lateralis site for im injection?
Correspondingly, how do you give an IM injection vastus lateralis?
Giving an IM injection into the Vastus lateralis site
- To find the thigh injection site, make an imaginary box on the upper leg. Find the groin.
- Find the top of knee.
- Stretch the skin to make it tight.
- Insert the needle at a right angle to the skin (90°) straight in.
- Up to 2ml of fluid may be given into this site.
Additionally, 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).
Just so, what are the sites for IM injection?
Intramuscular injection sites
- 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.
How far do you insert needle for intramuscular injection?
Needle insertion Insert needle at an 45o angle to the skin. Pinch up on SQ tissue to prevent injecting into muscle. Aspiration before injection is not required. Multiple injections given in the same extremity should be separated as far as possible (preferably at least 1” apart).