Title

Pain Prevention with Intramuscular Injections

Presenter Information

Faith IveyFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

N/A

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Dr. Marcia Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Nobody prefers to get any type of injection. Some people are less afraid of shots than others. Nurses should be familiar with the most current literature so their skills are being practiced the safest and most effective way that benefits the patient instead of potentially harming them. Research has been done on prevention of intramuscular injection pain and the findings vary between studies. One study found that internally rotating the foot and using the z-track method reduced pain with IM injections given at the dorsogluteal site (Kara, 2014). The second study suggested giving IM injections slowly helped reduce patient pain ratings (Ozdemir, 2013). The third study found that the use of the air-lock method when giving IM injections caused less pain than the z-track method (Najafidolatabad, 2010).

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Nursing

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Pain Prevention with Intramuscular Injections

Nobody prefers to get any type of injection. Some people are less afraid of shots than others. Nurses should be familiar with the most current literature so their skills are being practiced the safest and most effective way that benefits the patient instead of potentially harming them. Research has been done on prevention of intramuscular injection pain and the findings vary between studies. One study found that internally rotating the foot and using the z-track method reduced pain with IM injections given at the dorsogluteal site (Kara, 2014). The second study suggested giving IM injections slowly helped reduce patient pain ratings (Ozdemir, 2013). The third study found that the use of the air-lock method when giving IM injections caused less pain than the z-track method (Najafidolatabad, 2010).