Z-track

Z-track

(z-trăk′)
An injection technique in which the surface (skin and subcutaneous) tissues are pulled and held to one side before insertion of the needle deep into the muscle in the identified site. The medication is injected slowly, followed by a 10-sec delay; then the needle is removed, and the tissues are quickly permitted to resume their normal position. This provides a Z-shaped track, which makes it difficult for the injected irritating drug to seep back into subcutaneous tissues.
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They also feature the company's unique Z-Track 00" design to help make tracking simple.
One commonly approved method is the Z-track technique which uses the non-dominant hand to pull the skin and subcutaneous tissue 1+-1.5 inches away from the site of injection.5,6 Z-Technique locks the medication in the muscle it is delivered in.7 The recommended angle of needle insertion in the muscle through the skin is between 70 and 90 degrees.
Administration practice inquiries further showed that 187 understood the skin stretching maneuvers, out of which 127(68%) preferred spreading the skin between the fingers of the administrator\'s non dominant hand and 58(31%) used Z-track technique.
En la seccion de Articulos originales, contamos con el aporte de investigadores de la Universidad del Valle y de la Clinica Farallones, quienes describen las Caracteristicas de la prescripcion por Enfermeria en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia; a continuacion, enfermeros de la Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Yasuj en Iran nos muestran los resultados de un ensayo clinico controlado en Comparison of the pain severity, drug leakage and ecchymosis rates caused by the application on tramadol intramuscular injection in Z-track and Air-lock techniques.
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.
Issues related to needle size selection and common procedures associated with IM injections (z-track, bubble technique, filter needle, site selection) are explored and reported.
Z-track. The Z-track method, once only used for administering irritating medications being administered via IM route, is now recommended for all IM injections (Potter & Perry, 2005).
The Z-Track allows users to gain control over belt tracking at the angles of incline or decline.
The "Z-Track" feature allows control of belt tracking at angles of incline or decline.
Comparacao da severidade da dor e as taxas de fuga de liquidas equimoses causadas pela aplicacao intramuscular de tramadol usando as tecnicas de camaras de ar e Z-track.
Although rarely of late, I have, for several years, practised the z-track technique with intra-muscular (ventrogluteal) depot medications.