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Babies vitamin k administration


I know babies should get a vitamin k injection, but is it done in the vastus lateralis or is it put into the heel?

Jolie, BSN

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health. Has 35 years experience.

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Baby Wrangler

Specializes in NICU.

Waaah I'm going to answer because the heel part scared me. :S It's done in the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, so yes the chunky part of the vastus lateralis muscle. Heels are only reserved for bloodwork please.