In order to successfully implement the introduction of antibiotics intramuscularly, you'll need to prepare everything in advance and purchase the necessary materials. You will need two trays for storage of sterile and waste material. As the container will fit any dishes. Also you will need a 3 alcohol wipes. You can purchase them at any pharmacy and they can be called "swipe for injection". Instead of buying wipes you can moisten an ordinary sterile cotton balls 96% ethyl alcohol.
In accordance with the dosage of the drug purchase ordinary three-way syringe with a capacity from 2 to 10 ml. You will also need the medicine that you are going to enter, and solution to prepare injections.
If the medicine must be diluted, prepare the desired composition in accordance with the doctor's instructions or the directions on the package of antibiotic.
The procedure of medication administration
Intramuscular injections should be administered in verkhnesolenyy quadrant of the gluteus Maximus. You can conditionally divide your buttocks into two parts: upper and lower. The injection should be done in the upper part of the buttocks slightly to the side, somewhat further from the spine.
It is best that the needle was in the right part of the muscle, where there is the least amount of nerve endings and blood vessels, since the injection can cause severe pain. With the injection verkhnesolenyy quadrant there is the least probability of being in the gluteal artery or the sciatic nerve. The injection in this area gives the highest probability to get into the muscle and not subcutaneous fat layer.
Try not to make a shot in the same area of the body more than 2 times a week.
An alternative to injection in verkhnesolenyy quadrant of the buttocks is an injection in the thigh muscle. Needle insertion should be performed in the middle part of the anterior surface of the muscle.
Lying on your stomach (on the side), you need to disinfect the area in which you are going to enter the drug. After that perpendicularly at an angle of 90 degrees to enter the needle itself (about ¾ the length). Then slowly push the syringe plunger and begin to evenly inject the drug. Once the introduction is completed with a rapid movement pull the needle out of the body, without creating additional manipulation and movement of the needle. Wipe the injection site with a cotton swab (cloth for injection). Wait a few minutes until, until the drug clears.