Deltoid Intramuscular Injection
11 months ago
Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes the deltoid intramuscular injection, which is a common procedure. The vastus lateralis and the safe area of the buttock are other sites for intramuscular injections. One must be aware of the proper location for the injection and the neurovascular structures present within the involved region. The size of the deltoid is small in relation to the IM injection sites which leaves a small margin for error. Accurate identification of the safe zone for injection is important. Care must be given not to cause nerve injury to the axillary nerve and the radial nerve during the deltoid IM injection.