I'm new to this forum, I suppose this topic should go under General Nursing but I had problems finding that area and since I'm a LTC nurse I put it here.
I was taught to give dorsal gluteal IM injections in a very complicated slow way, and I hate giving them. You find the greater trochanter, draw a line to the posterior superior iliac crest, draw a line from posterior superior iliac crest to iiac creast and then put your thumb down from iliac crest, don't ask me to describe this and then give shot there.
But I've seen nurses give dorsal gluteal shots in a much faster way, it looks like they take their hand in a V or U shape, put in over iliac crest as a land marker and somehow give the shot from this point, I know this is probably not how they really give it, but part of the process looks like this, its looks easy fast, any one give shots that resemble this? Can you describe this method?