Vastus lateralis site is usually the recommended site for infants and children <2 years
After age 2, ventral gluteal site. Both of these sites can accommodate fluid up to 2ml. The deltoid site ahs a smaller muscle mass and only can accommodate up to 1 ml.
Use a tuberculin syringe for solution vol. <0.5 ml
rotate injection sites and doc. each site used
do not injuect sites that are edematous, inflamed or have moles, birthmarks or scars
If med is give IV, immediatly monitor the client for theraputic and side/adverse effects
discard all sharps in designated containers.