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How to administer intramuscular injections

21 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to administer intramuscular injections in a safe, effective and patient-centred manner. Following...

Subcutaneous fluid administration and site maintenance

09 December 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The authors of this article noted an increase in the use of subcutaneous fluid administration (SFA) for older people in their trust. This increase had not been...

Subcutaneous insulin injection technique

07 May 2003

Nursing Standard


Insulin injection technique has far greater bearing on glycaemic control than is often recognised. This article discusses the optimal needle length for different...

A comparison of two depot injection techniques

03 June 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In the study reported in this article, the researchers attempted to raise awareness among practitioners of the importance of intramuscular drug administration...

Taking the sting out of needles: education for staff in primary care

01 May 2005

Paediatric Nursing


Fear of needle procedures has been shown to be present in more than 80 per cent ofpre-school children and more than 50 per cent ofprimary school-age children...

Learning from reflection on intramuscular injections

02 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the author’s first experience of learning from reflection on the practice of administering intramuscular injections, using critical incident...

Emergency treatment of anaphylaxis: implications for nurses

01 March 2008

Primary Health Care


The new guidelines for healthcare providers on the treatment of anaphylactic reactions issued by the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) (2008) replace the previous...

Using the ventrogluteal site for intramuscular injection

03 March 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The administration of intramuscular injections is a common nursing intervention in clinical practice. This article aims to raise awareness of the use of the...

Experiences of patients with type 2 diabetes starting insulin therapy

14 February 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the lived experience of patients with type 2 diabetes converting to insulin therapy. Method An exploratory qualitative approach was adopted focusing...

Subcutaneous injection technique

29 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the procedure for administering subcutaneous injections, including site selection and prevention of complications.