Today was my first day on the floor with my preceptor (yay!). We had a patient that needed a rhogam injection and my preceptor gave her a dorsogluteal IM. In school we were taught to do ventrogluteal IMs because of potential nerve damage and increased pain. I know dorsogluteal is still commonly done and I have a few questions for you all,
What site do you usually use for Rhogam?
In my drug book it recommends using the deltoid, does anyone use the deltoid for rhogam?
Is potential nerve damage from a dorsogluteal IM less likely in healthy women because of increased muscle mass or subcutaneous tissue or some other reason?