Asked by: Onisim Gramatkeasked in category: General Last Updated: 15th February, 2020
Which factors should be considered when selecting a site for an IM injection in a child?
People also ask, what are the key considerations when choosing a site for an intramuscular injection?
When choosing a needle size, the weight of the patient, age, amount of adipose tissue, medication viscosity, and injection site all influence the needle selection (Hunter, 2008; Perry et al., 2014; Workman, 1999). Intramuscular injections must be done carefully to avoid complications.
Furthermore, where do you give a child an IM injection? The anterolateral thigh is the preferred site for IM injection in infants under 12 months of age. Medications are injected into the bulkiest part of the vastus lateralis thigh muscle, which is the junction of the upper and middle thirds of this muscle.
Simply so, how do I choose an IM injection site?
To locate this site, feel for the bone (acromion process) that's located at the top of the upper arm. The correct area to give the injection is two finger widths below the acromion process. At the bottom of the two fingers, will be an upside-down triangle. Give the injection in the center of the triangle.
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).