Video: Intramuscular (IM) Injection of Long-acting Injectables into Ventral Gluteal (or Ventrogluteal) Site

This video demonstrates how to administer (a long-acting injectable) medication into the ventral gluteal (or ventrogluteal) site (or gluteal muscle near the hip).

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.

Download a companion handout for the ventral gluteal injection site.

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

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