Preventing sciatic nerve injury from intramuscular injections: literature review.

  title={Preventing sciatic nerve injury from intramuscular injections: literature review.},
  author={Sandra P Small},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={47 3},
BACKGROUND Injury to the sciatic nerve (SN) is a serious complication of intramuscular injection. AIM The purpose of this paper was to identify factors associated with such iatrogenic injury in adults and measures that nurses may take to prevent it. METHOD A review of the English language literature was undertaken to identify applicable research studies and determine the information that currently is being disseminated on relevant injection procedure. Legal databases were also searched for… CONTINUE READING
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