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"In the process of clinical teaching, we found that nursing interns generally felt vague about the injection site and were afraid of damaging nerve branches, which led to the inability to grasp the main points of intramuscular injection in the process of practice" Wang et al (2022).
Intramuscular injection site teaching

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“The most commonly used injection site in intramuscular injection is the gluteus maximus. The accurate positioning of gluteus maximus injection is very important. At present, the connecting method (that the line from anterior superior iliac spine to coccyx) is often used in clinical teaching. In the process of clinical teaching, we found that nursing interns generally felt vague about the injection site and were afraid of damaging nerve branches, which led to the inability to grasp the main points of intramuscular injection in the process of practice. Recently, in the hospital, the “Hand as Foot” analogy teaching method developed by the orthopaedic team has been widely used in various fields.1 This teaching method is suitable for gluteus maximus injection teaching. Simple gesture changes make students avoid the nerve injection, so as to solve this problem.”

Reference:

Wang J, Chang W, Sun J. The “Hand as Foot” analogy teaching method in the intramuscular injection. Asian J Surg. 2022 Aug 20:S1015-9584(22)01115-0. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2022.07.156. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35999098.