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Malpractice liability 1 Malpractice liability in nursing practice Jacqueline Atkinson Nursing 4070 June 19, 2011 Malpractice liability 2 Laura is a nurse working in the Intensive Care Unit and is qualified to administer injection. According to documented literatures Vistaril injection should be given intramuscular.
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As with all intramuscular preparations, VISTARIL Intramuscular Solution should be injected well within the body of a relatively large muscle. Inadvertent subcutaneous injection may result in significant tissue damage. In adults, the preferred site is the upper outer quadrant of the buttock, (i.e., gluteus maximus), or the mid-lateral thigh (vistaril injection). In children, “It is recommended that intramuscular injections be given preferably in the mid-lateral muscles of the thigh. In infants and small children the periphery of the upper outer quadrant of the gluteal region should be used only when necessary, such as in burn patients, in order to minimize the possibility of damage to the sciatic nerve” (vistaril injection).
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