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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