Z-track method | definition of Z-track method by Medical dictionary
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of the skin; the skin is pushed to one side and held in place while the medicine is injected; after the needle is withdrawn, the skin is returned to its original position.
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Other technique advocated could be a Z-track method
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.
Taylor and colleagues (2005) stated that utilization of the Z-track method
reduces pain and prevents seepage of medication into surrounding tissues; it was suggested for older adult patients with diminished muscle mass.