GIVING AN INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION

The most important thing in giving intramuscular injection into the buttock (gluteus maximus) is to avoid injury to the sciatic nerve which would result in temporary disability of the respective leg.

Procedure:

1. The patient is placed supine on his stomach undressed below the waist.

2. Select left or right area of the buttock.

3. The relevant part of the buttock (the respective half) is divided mentally in 4 quadrants - upper and lower outer and upper and lower internal - Figure 4.

4. The needle of the syringe with the drug should be given into the upper outer quadrant after cleaning with alcohol as the entire needle should be introduced into the buttock.

5. The plunger is pulled slightly and if we are stuck in a blood vessel in the syringe will ingress blood then the position should be changed

6. If we are not stuck in a blood vessel we may go on and inject SLOWLY

7. The needle is removed and an alcohol pad is placed on the spot.

HOW TO PUT INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
Figure 4. Scheme for detection of the spot for intramuscular injection in the gluteal muscle.
A - upper part of the hip bone (ilium).
B - sciatic nerve.

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