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Where do you give an intramuscular injection to a dog?
Appropriate sites for intramuscular injection are:
- the quadriceps (muscle on the front of the thigh)
- lumbodorsal muscles (muscles either side of the lumbar spine)
- the triceps muscle (behind the humerus (arm bone) in the front leg).
What is the best way to give an intramuscular injection?
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.
How do you give an intramuscular injection 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.
Where is the deltoid injection site located?
The injection site is in the middle of the deltoid muscle, about 2.5 to 5 cm (1 to 2 inches) below the acromion process. To locate this area, lay three fingers across the deltoid muscle and below the acromion process. The injection site is generally three finger widths below, in the middle of the muscle.
Where is the Dorsogluteal site located?
One of the most popular location choices for IM injections is the dorsogluteal site. This site is located above the line between the greater trochanter and the posterior superior iliac crest, with the injection to be given in the superior lateral position to that line.
Where do you give Dorsogluteal injections?
The ventrogluteal injection site is an area on the most prominent part of the hip that’s considered the preferred site for intramuscular injections. Experts say it’s one of the safest areas for such injections because of the thick thigh muscles in the area. There are also fewer blood vessels and nerves in that area.
When selecting an injection site what site would be most appropriate?
Preparing medications ensures patient safety with medication administration. 2. Perform hand hygiene. Gather all supplies: medication syringe, non-sterile gloves, alcohol swab and sterile gauze, Band-Aid (if required).