Is the ventrogluteal site suitable for intramuscular injections in children under the age of three?


Gunes U. Y. , CEYLAN B., BAYINDIR P.

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, vol.72, no.1, pp.127-134, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jan.12813
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-134

Abstract

Aim. This study was conducted to determine whether the ventrogluteal site could be used for intramuscular injections in children under the age of 3 and to compare the subcutaneous and muscle layer thickness at the anterolateral, deltoid and ventrogluteal site in the different age groups and in both sexes.