I recently began working in our county clinic and am giving many IM injections. Not only in the deltoid, but for meds that require injection into a larger muscle & instruct either dorsogluteal or ventrogluteal placement.
Of course, we were always told to aspirate when injecting in the dorsogluteal b/c of the dangers of hitting the bloodstream (and there's PLENTY of talk about that when you research it).
But when I research injecting in the ventrogluteal, I not only find the latest research showing it to be a superior injection site b/c for one thing, NO aspiration required (no fear for patient to need additional poke either!), but we are completely able to avoid some anatomical areas that exist near the dorsogluteal that could cause the patient injury---possibly permanent.
Whew! Now that I've described all that---I'm perplexed by WHY there is such LITTLE talk about this? And why do meds like Aristada & bicillin continue to include instructions to inject into the dorsogluteal only & neglect to mention ventrogluteal (?)----has not the research caught up with EBR?
Just hoping for others input here. Thank you for reading and for responding!
How to give VENTROGLUTEAL injections. – theNursePath