Improving the success rate of gluteal intramuscular injections.

  title={Improving the success rate of gluteal intramuscular injections.},
  author={April E Boyd and Linda L DeFord and Jeannette Elizabeth Mares and Colleen C Leary and Jeana L Garris and Cecile Gonzales Dagohoy and Valentine G Boving and James Brook and Alexandria Phan and James C. Yao},
  volume={42 5},
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to improve the success rate of gluteal intramuscular (IM) injection. METHODS The outcomes of 328 intended gluteal IM injections in 115 patients receiving depot octreotide were evaluated using computed tomography performed in routine clinical practice. Patient-, nursing-, and technique-dependent factors were correlated with successful delivery of medication. Techniques associated with successful injection were taught to center nurses. RESULTS At baseline, 52% of… CONTINUE READING
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