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An Evidence-based Approach to Intramuscular Injection Technique

Ogston-Tuck, Sherri (2016) An Evidence-based Approach to Intramuscular Injection Technique. Royal College of Nursing.

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Sherri Ogston-Tuck, Senior lecturer, adult nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester.

Short description.Read this learning module to update your knowledge and skills in the administration of intramuscular injections. The evidence base in this area is reviewed and a framework for safe practice provided.

Detailed description. Intramuscular injections require a thorough and meticulous approach to patient assessment and injection technique. This article, the second in a series of two, reviews the evidence base to inform safer practice and to consider the evidence for nursing practice in this area. A framework for safe practice is included, identifying important points for safe technique, patient care and clinical decision making. It also highlights the ongoing debate in selection of intramuscular injection sites, predominately the ventrogluteal and dorsogluteal muscles.

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This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing. Access to the module requires a subscription.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: intramuscular injection technique, evidence-based practice, nursing, learning module, CPD module
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Sherri Ogston-Tuck
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 09:57
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:29

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