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[WATCH] Z-Track Method Video
Z-track method of intramuscular injection is used to administer drug in a large muscle that prevents the leakage of the medication into the layers of subcutaneous tissues. It is named Z-track because after the techniques of this medication administration are implemented a zigzag path is responsible for sealing the drug in the muscles.
Irritating medications and those that cause discoloration such as Iron Dextran and Inferon preparations are administered intramuscularly using this method. Tissue irritation is minimized by the lateral displacement of the skin during injection that seals the drug into the……
Withdrawing Medications from a Vial Gather equipment. Check medication order against original physician’s order according to agency policy. Perform hand hygiene. Remove the metal or plastic cap on the vial that protects the rubber stopper. Swab rubber top with alcohol swab. Remove the cap from the needle by pulling it straight off. (Some agencies recommend […]
Withdrawing Medications from Ampule Medical Equipments: Medical administration record (MAR) Sterile syringe and needle Extra needle of proper gauge and length according to the site of injection Ampule of prescribed medication Sterile gauze or alcohol swab Filter needle Nursing Procedures: Wash your hands. Hold the ampule and tap the top chamber quickly and lightly until […]
Ventrogluteal Injection Site
[WATCH] Intravenous (IV) Therapy: Venipuncture using an Over-the-Needle Catheter
In medicine, venepuncture, venopuncture or venipuncture is the process of obtaining intravenous access for the purpose of intravenous therapy or obtaining a sample of venous blood. This procedure is performed by medical laboratory scientists, medical practitioners, some EMTs, paramedics, phlebotomists, dialysis technicians and other nursing staff. Venepuncture is one of the most routinely performed invasive procedures and is carried out for two reasons, to obtain blood for diagnostic purposes or to monitor levels of blood components (Lavery & Ingram 2005). Blood analysis is one of the most important diagnostic tools available to clinicians within healthcare. Its data is relied upon in the clinical setting for interpretation of a myriad of clinical signs and symptoms and developing skills in venepuncture can facilitate holistic and timely treatment.