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of the skin; the skin is pushed to one side and held in place while the medicine is injected; after the needle is withdrawn, the skin is returned to its original position.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
.  However it is doubtful whether Nicolau syndrome can be prevented by this method as vascular spasm in Nicolau syndrome is difficult to recognize.
Alternatively, the Z-track method
may be used if nurses feel more comfortable with this technique.
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).