How do you administer Dorsogluteal injection?

July 21, 2019 Off By idswater

How do you administer Dorsogluteal injection?

Inject the Medication

  1. Stretch the skin tight.
  2. Hold the syringe like a dart. Insert the needle at a right (90°) angle to your skin.
  3. Give no more than 3 ml (or cc) of medication in this site.
  4. Dispose of the materials as you were shown by your doctor or nurse.
  5. Wash your hands.

Is Dorsogluteal recommended for IM injections?

Even though there are risks involved with injecting this area, the dorsogluteal region is still used for IM injections13,15,R19,20 and continues to be recommended in nursing texts and clinical practice.

Why is Dorsogluteal injection not recommended?

Recent literature state that dorsogluteal site should not be preferred for intramuscular injection. Because the dorsogluteal site is close to the sciatic nevre and the superior gluteal nerve and artery and subcutaneous tissue at the dorsogluteal site is thick.

What is Z tracking when giving injections?

The Z-track method is a type of IM injection technique used to prevent tracking (leakage) of the medication into the subcutaneous tissue (underneath the skin). During the procedure, skin and tissue are pulled and held firmly while a long needle is inserted into the muscle.

At what angle do you give an IM injection?

Insert needle at a 90o angle to the skin with a quick thrust. Retain pressure on skin around injection site with thumb and index finger while needle is inserted. Aspiration is not necessary. Multiple injections given in the same extremity should be separated as far as possible (preferably at least 1” apart).

What is the best site 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.

Can you inject 2 ml in deltoid?

Immunizations and medication doses between 1-2 milliliters should be administered in the deltoid muscle. Medication doses between 2-3 milliliters should be administered in the ventrogluteal muscle.”

What is the difference between ventrogluteal and Dorsogluteal?

This study revealed that the mean distance of the dorsogluteal injection point to the siatic nerve is 9±2.3 cm. On the other hand, the ventrogluteal side has a thicker gluteal muscle layer and thinner fat layer and is free of penetrating nerves and blood vessels [4].

What is the Z track method used for?

THE Z-TRACK METHOD of I.M. injection prevents leakage of irritating and discoloring medications (such as iron dextran) into the subcutaneous tissue. It also may be used in elderly patients who have decreased muscle mass. Lateral displacement of the skin during the injection helps seal the drug in the muscle.