Does obesity prevent the needle from reaching muscle in intramuscular injections?


Zaybak A. , GUNES U. Y. , Tamsel S. , KHORSHID L. , Eser I.

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, vol.58, no.6, pp.552-556, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04264.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.552-556
  • Keywords: empirical research report, intramuscular injection, needle length, nursing, obesity, subcutaneous tissue, ultrasound

Abstract

Aim. This paper is a report of a study to measure subcutaneous tissue thickness at the dorsogluteal and ventrogluteal sites and to determine optimal needle length for dorsogluteal and ventrogluteal intramuscular injections in adults with a body mass index of more than 24.9 kg/m(2).