Administração segura de medicamentos: proposta de protocolo de orientações para equipe de enfermagem

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This paper aims to draw up a protocol on safe administration of medication intramuscularly to be made available to nursing staff. Methodology: descriptive study focused on the development of protocol for safe medication administration intramuscularly which were formulated based on the standards set by the scientific community, following pre-existing technical guidance grounded in clinical evidence, which were collected through a integrative literature review the following topics emerged: theoretical concepts related to anatomical issues for each drug administration region intramuscularly, as well as their graphic representations; factors that interfere directly and / or indirectly in making the decision as the best region of choice for the administration of injection; advantages and disadvantages of each region for drug administration and drug application techniques in the recommended intramuscular regions, with illustrations of them. Results: Prepared protocol with guidance on safe practices for administering medication intramuscularly, which includes the detailed description of the technique, images of anatomic regions, as well as key recommendations to this procedure, such as the correct choice of the site to be accessed, following recommended safety order, age, size of the needle, maximum volume to be injected. Conclusions: The activity of care, as well as complex, requires reliability to the assistance provided through insurance procedures and in this light, the construction of the protocol is notorious for carrying out the activities in which nursing is involved, since it is configured as a guiding instrument of care, promoting the work process of the nursing team regarding the safe administration of medications. The use of this instrument can help the practitioner to maximize therapeutic effects of administered medication, minimizing or eliminating injury to the patient and discomfort associated with intramuscular injections.



FORTES, A. V. S. Administração segura de medicamentos: proposta de protocolo de orientações para equipe de enfermagem. 2017. 73 f. Dissertação (Mestrado Profissional em Saúde Coletiva) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2016.