An intramuscular injection is a technique used to deliver a medication deep into the muscles. This allows the medication to be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. This is a short 5-minute procedure.
You are requested to carry the doctor’s prescription, purchase the medicine from our pharmacy and come to the Pediatric Injection room.
In case, you are carrying your own medicine, consent will be taken from you, before administering the injection.
There are no specific instructions to be followed before the procedure.
Your child will be settled comfortably in the dedicated paediatric injection room in the Paediatric Department of Paediatric Emergency, where you and your child’s privacy is respected throughout the procedure.
The medicine that is being injected is shown and reconfirmed with you.
The site of injection is disinfected with an alcohol swab.
We will request you to manage and comfort the child while the nurse administers the injection.
Additionally, the nurse and team will also interact and distract the child with toys etc.
Your child will be kept under observation for 15 minutes for any reactions, in the waiting area.
The administered medicine is recorded with the date of administration with staff signature, in your Out Patient file.
You are requested to monitor/keep a watch on the injection site after going home.
In the case of soreness / any unusual symptoms, please contact us immediately. However, this is very rare.