Quantcast Figure 2-3. Location for thigh injection. - Adminster Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, and Intradermal Injections

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
(2)  Lateral thigh (vastus lateralis muscle). The vastus lateralis muscle, part
of the quadriceps group of four muscles of the upper leg, is located on the outer, lateral
thigh. The injection site is about a hand's width above the knee to a hand's width below
the groin (or hip joint) (see figure 2-3). Injections outside this area may hit a bone, a
nerve, or blood vessel.
Figure 2-3. Location for thigh injection.
(a) The volume of medication given in this site can be up to two
milliliters injection in an adult.
(b) The needle length must not be less than one inch and should not
exceed one and one-half inches for adults. A one and one-fourth inch needle is
commonly used.
(c)  To administer an injection, make sure the patient's lateral thigh is
completely exposed so you can visualize the injection site. The patient should be lying
on his back (supine) or seated.
(d)
Do not inject into the areas close to the knee or hip bone.
(e) There are no main blood vessels or nerve trunks in the lateral thigh
injection site. There is a cutaneous nerve (lateral femoral) superficially located and
sometimes damage to these nerves is reported.
MD0552
2-6



Medical News
More bad news in fight against persistent HIV reservoirs
July has been a particularly trying month for HIV/AIDS researchers...
medicalxpress.com
American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donations
(HealthDay)—Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially,...
medicalxpress.com
In asthma, it's not just what you smell, but what you think you smell
New research from the Monell Center reveals that simply believing...
medicalxpress.com
The dopamine transporter: Researchers study a common link between addiction and neurological disease
Recent published research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrates...
medicalxpress.com
Most of the world belongs to the clean plate club—except children
If you're a member of the Clean Plate Club –...
medicalxpress.com
Study examines presence of uterine cancers at the time of hysterectomy using morcellation
Among women undergoing a minimally invasive hysterectomy using electric power...
medicalxpress.com
The vanishing U.S. surgeon general: A conversation with AP reporter Mike Stobbe
There is currently no U.S. Surgeon General. Like everything else...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all
(Medical Xpress)—Achalasia is a rare disease – it affects 1...
medicalxpress.com
RheumShorts: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibro Fog, CAPS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Highlights of the rheumatology literature this week...
medpagetoday.com
First lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water
Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink...
medicalxpress.com
Study finds potential genetic link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders
A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes...
medicalxpress.com
Activity level may predict orthopedic outcomes
According to a literature review in the July issue of...
medicalxpress.com
Appeals Courts Rule Opposite Ways on ACA Subsidies
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON ? Two federal appeals courts split...
medpagetoday.com
Stirring the Pot: The Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- A regular update on what?s new in...
medpagetoday.com
Gene variant identified as a heart disease risk factor for women
When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says...
medicalxpress.com
Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies
If you're allergic to dust mites (and chances are you...
medicalxpress.com
Forty-five percent rise in diagnostic imaging tests by GPs, new study says
A 45 per cent rise in diagnostic imaging tests ordered...
medicalxpress.com
Distinctive developmental origin for a drainage tube in the eye
A Jackson Laboratory based research team has conducted a comprehensive...
medicalxpress.com
Death of a parent during childhood is associated with greater mortality in early adulthood
Experiencing the loss of a parent during childhood or adolescence...
medicalxpress.com
Should men at risk for cardiovascular disease receive earlier cholesterol treatment?
New guidelines on cholesterol treatment and cardiovascular risk assessment state...
medicalxpress.com
 


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +