IM Injections site? Please clarify

  1. Hi!
    I am very confused about 2 IM injection sites:dorsogluteal and ventrogluteal.
    I know that both are given in the butt, but whats the difference between those 2 sites.How to locate them?
    Thanks
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   crb613
    Here ya go...This is how I was taught to do it. http://flightline.highline.edu/drydb...ction_site.htm
  4. by   TazziRN
    Dorsoal: with the pt lying on his stomach if possible, draw a mental line horizontally from the coccyx to the side. Then draw a vertical line down the center of the buttock. The upper outer quad is your site.

    Ventral: I don't know how to describe that one without physically showing someone.
  5. by   crb613
  6. by   Guitar_Heroine
    Is dorsogluteal still an acceptable site? My school is only teaching ventrogluteal d/t the risk of sciatic nerve damage but I don't know if there's evidence of that ever occurring.

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