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Intramuscular (IM) Injections - Preventing Complications

Purpose:

To make an intramuscular drug injection with a low risk of complications.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

adverse effects, prevention

ICD-10:

T80.9

Description:

Intramuscular (IM) injection of drug can be an effective way to administer many medications. However, complications may occur if poor technique is used or care is not taken with certain patients.

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