How to Administer a Vitamin B Injection in the Deltoid

Giving an intramuscular injection can be quite risky if one does not know about the proper anatomy of the region. Following is a way to tell about the safe area for giving an intramuscular injection.

Steps

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    Make the Deltoid visible by removing the clothing above it.
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    Now take a distance of four fingers from the upper end of arm on deltoid i.e. where the arm starts.
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    After taking proper distance from upper end of arm, clean that area with a spirit swab.
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    Now fully insert the injection needle at the angle of 90 degrees in the deltoid four fingers below upper end of humerus(the arm bone) as told by the area above.
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    Provide suction with the upper end of injection to see if any blood comes or not.
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    If blood does not come in injection on suction, press the upper end of injection and insert the required medicine in the muscle.
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    After that put the needle out and put a spirit swab on that area.

Tips

  • According to some people it is better to pinch the deltoid with fingers before putting needle in it as it will cause less pain.
  • But some people are of the view that pinching the muscle is risky as it might cause the injection to become sub cutaneous.

Warnings

  • Give your first few injections under supervision of a trained person.
  • Always try to suck blood after entering the needle in muscle.
  • Never give injection if blood comes on suction as the dose will go intravenously then and may cause death of the patient.
  • NOTE: Injection in the auxiliary nerve under deltoid will cause extreme pain and person might become paralyzed afterwards

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