I have gone from the ICU where we gave no IM (everything central line, art, IV, SQ). So I have no real experience giving IM injections since nursing school.
The job I am in now (psych) I need to prepare to be able to give IM's for our emergency situations (we give zyprexa zydis IM for example) and I was wanting to the most current info on site selection, etc. Seems everyone does it a tad different, but I'd like to do it according to most current research/EBP because I don't want to risk my patients getting nerve damage, etc.....I was just reading an article about nurses and IM injections and most give them wrong and lots of patients getting nerve damage, and other tissue and muscle problems.
I work with adolescent males 13-18 years old.