I am a new graduate who has yet a lot to learn but I am a bit confused
about giving injections in the buttocks. One of the nurses who trained me told me to use a 1 inch needle when you give Depo-Provera, Phenergan, Kenalog and B12 injections. The only time I use the 1 and 1/2 inch needle is when I give Depo-Testosterone and Rocephin.
Last week I had to give a Phenergan injection to a dehydrated patient who came into our clinic for an office visit (I work in Family Practice). I started her IV and once she was settled I gave her anti-nausea medication in her bottom using a 1" needle. Another nurse (20 year veteran) who was working with me told I should have used a 1 and half inch needle instead of a one inch needle. Then yet another nurse (30+) told me I should have given injection in the arm with 1 inch. Who is right? Please help!