i'm a little confused where the acromion process is at since the book didnt really explain it, and my anatomy book only shows a picture of the scapula in a bad angle too. where is the acromion process? is it the corner of the shoulder?
so basically its place 3 fingers width starting from the acromion process, and the injection is 3 fingerswidth down? my teacher said no to that, i was confused since then, and i just need clarification. the teacher said 3 fingerswidth down is the base of the triangle. but we need to give the injection in the center of that triangle. thats what the teacher said. and it felt like i was giving the injection away from the deltoid muscle, to the muscle below it.
the pictures dont help since the teacher sort of confused me now.
for the dorsogluteal muscles, how do i assess which site do give it in? is it from greater trochanter to the posterior iliac spine, draw a line between those two and the injection is 2 inches above it?
the book i was looking at called that the ventragluteal injection site. now i'm confused again.
The acromion process is basically the uppermost part of the shoulder joint. We measure 3 finger breadths from that point for a deltoid injection.
Last edit by wonderbee on Apr 26, '04
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attached is a journal article from the nursing standard regarding use of the ventrogluteal (gluteus minimus)injection site, evidently it's preferred over the dorsogluteal. my nursing text (potter & perry (2001) candadian fundamentals of nursing) quotes a couple of sources which reinforce this.
in my introductory nursing class they went so far as to tell us that we should never give an injection in the dorsogluteal site unless it was the only site available. they drilled this into us repeatedly. they never even tested us over this site since were were never to use it.
this semester my ob nursing instructor had me actually give my first im injection...a rhogam shot that she had me administer in the dorsogluteal site.
Last edit by Ruylupez on Jul 23, '04