[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……