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Intramuscular Injection Techniques

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This workshop is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge base for the care team who wish to expand their range of practice to include Intramuscular (IM) Injections. The information contained in this package has been developed in line with evidence-based national policies and procedures. The workshop is aimed at: Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals and candidates undertaking a Health Care Apprenticeship.

Prior to undertaking this training package, the individual must fulfill the following criteria:

  •  Be a suitably experienced member of the care team with their manager’s permission to undertake this training.
  • Work in a suitable environment where there is a requirement for IM injections which will enable the individual to maintain competence.
  • Numbers will be limited to 12 due to the highly interactive and practical nature of this training.


Delegates will fully understand the underpinning theory and will be able to demonstrate they can identify the correct patient, gain consent and safely administer the correct dose of medication via intramuscular injection.


  • Identify the relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the criteria for choosing both the site and needle size to use.
  • Discuss the potential problems which may be encountered, how to prevent them and necessary interventions.
  • Show understanding of the health and safety/risk management of the procedure, including the correct disposal of equipment.
  • Discuss adult safeguarding and demonstrate awareness of anaphylactic reaction.


09.15 Registration & Coffee
09.30 Introduction and Welcome – Overview of the Programme, Objectives & Accountability
09.40 Open Forum – Identifying your challenges
09.50 Communication, Safety & Anatomy
10.10 Infection Prevention and Control & Selection of Equipment
10.30 Anaphylaxis/Safeguarding Adults
10.50 BREAK
11.05 Intramuscular Injection Procedure
12.00 Potential Complications, Preventative measures, Teamworking
12.30 Close

Who Should Attend?
Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals and candidates undertaking a Health Care Apprenticeship

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