Developing training in intramuscular injections
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Developing training in intramuscular injections

Trish Reynolds Practice improvement practitioner, Patient experience, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Louise Saxton Mental health clinical nurse specialist, Janssen-Cilag Ltd, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Trish Reynolds and Louise Saxton describe a programme to improve technique among pre- and post-registration nurses

There is a wealth of international publications regarding evidence-based practice in relation to administering safe and effective intramuscular (IM) injections. This article describes and examines the processes that North East London NHS Foundation Trust, an integrated mental health and community health provider and one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country, initiated to improve the IM injection technique of its qualified mental health nursing staff. It also aims to deliver up-to-date evidence-based practice relating to this area of clinical practice.

Mental Health Practice. 18, 9, 14-19. doi: 10.7748/mhp.18.9.14.e971


Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 28 January 2014

Accepted: 07 May 2014