This is a brief tutorial on where, and how to deliver intramuscular injections. References used: Rodger, M. A and King, L. 1999. Drawing up and administering intramuscular injections: a review of the literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing 31(3), 574 - 582 Blackwell Publishing Small, S.P. 2003 Preventing sciatic nerve injury from intramuscular injections: Literature review. Intergrative Literaure Reviews and Meta-Analysis. 47 (3) 287 - 296 Blackwell Publishing Walsh, L and Brophy, K. 2010 Staff nurses' sites of choice for administering intramuscular injections to adult patients in the acute care setting. Journal of Advanced Nursing 67 (5) 1034 - 1040. Blackwell publishing Workman B 1999. Safe Injection techniques. Nursing Standard. Vol 13 no 39 47- 53 Wynaden, D. Landsborough, I. Chapman, R. 2005. Establishing best practice guidelines for administration of intra muscular injections in the adult: A systematic review of the literature. Contemporary Nurse 20: 267 - 277 Content Management Pty Ltd. Zaybak, A. Gunes, G. Tamsel, S. Khorshid, L and Eser, I 2007: Does obesity prevent the needle from reaching muscle in intramuscular injections? Journal of Advanced Nursing 58 (6) 552 - 556. Blackwell publishing.
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