Use Strategies to Ensure Safety With IM Meds

We're getting questions about how to prevent mishaps when meds typically given IV are ordered to be given intramuscularly (IM).

IV meds may be injected into a muscle when patients don't have IV access.

But not all meds can be given IM. For example, vancomycin can irritate tissue...and should NOT be administered as an IM injection.

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