Video: Intramuscular (IM) Injection of Long-acting Injectables into Deltoid Site

This video demonstrates how to administer (a long-acting injectable) medication into the deltoid site (or triangular-shaped deltoid muscle in upper arm).

Once injection site landmarks (as demonstrated) are established, the needle should be inserted at a 90-degree angle into the skin targeting the underlying muscle.

This video also demonstrates the Z-track and aspiration methods of injection administration (recommended for certain medications).

Download a companion handout for the deltoid intramuscular injection site.

Download a handout of injection sites and volumes for LAIs available in the U.S.

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