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== What to before an IM injection ==
# You '''must''' check the medication is correct. Talk to the patient and check if it's:#* The '''right medication'''- Check the medication labeling to ensure it's what you expect to be in the bottle, and consider substance testing.#* The '''right dose'''- check the dose is what is intended. #* The '''right time'''(and date).#* The '''right route'''- Check it's not an SC or IV injection, for example. #* The '''right person'''- Talk to the person, make sure they're expecting the medication and that they recognise the medication as medication intended for them.
# Warm up the vial:
#* you can do this by placing the vial in a glass of warm water

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