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
Research-Based Practice| May 01 1994
How Safe Are Intramuscular Injections?
Pauline C. Beecroft, PhD, RN;
AACN Adv Crit Care (1994) 5 (2): 207–215.
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Pauline C. Beecroft, Sylvia R. Kongelbeck; How Safe Are Intramuscular Injections?. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1994; 5 (2): 207–215. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1994-2013
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