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How safe are intramuscular injections?

Authors
  • Beecroft, P C
  • Kongelbeck, S R
Type
Published Article
Journal
AACN clinical issues in critical care nursing
Publication Date
May 01, 1994
Volume
5
Issue
2
Pages
207–215
Identifiers
PMID: 7767815
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors present an overview of adverse effects associated with intramuscular injections and factors contributing to these effects. Guidelines for both general and critical care patients are proposed after evaluating available research and case history literature. Recommendations include re-evaluating the appropriateness of the intramuscular route for administration of drugs to critical care patients. Avoidance of this route for most critically ill patients is suggested.

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