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CPD modules

An evidence-based approach to intramuscular injection technique

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2021
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module looks at the administration of intramuscular injections and suggests a framework for best practice in acute and community care settings. Ensuring the use of a safe technique, as well as good clinical decision making, are discussed. The module also highlights the importance of patient assessment, landmarking and the selection of injection site.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Sherri Ogston-Tuck, Senior lecturer, adult nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester.


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