A nurse receives an order for an I.M. injection for a 3-year-old patient. Which of the following muscles should the nurse use for the I.M. injection?


•The vastus lateralis is located at the anterior-lateral aspect of the thigh. This is the recommended site for I.M. injections on a toddler.

•To find the precise location, find the upper quandrant between the greater trochanter and the knee joint.

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