Z-track method

Z-track meth·od

(trak meth'ŏd)
A method of intramuscular injection used to prevent injected medicine from leaking back to the surface of the skin; the skin is pushed to one side and held in place while the medicine is injected; after the needle is withdrawn, the skin is returned to its original position.
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Alternatively, the Z-track method may be used if nurses feel more comfortable with this technique.
4) The Z-track method is similar to the air bubble technique, where "the injector's hand is placed on edge across the injection site.
3) The air lock technique prevents leakage occurring, as the air prevents any seepage along the needle tract (4,5,3) but using the Z-track method can also have the same effect.