Clinical guidelines

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The administration of oil-based depot and other long-acting intramuscular antipsychotic injections

This guidance was commissioned by Janssen-Cilag Ltd as part of an extensive programme of work to support practitioners in applying best practice to the administration of long-acting intramuscular antipsychotic injections. The document was generated without input from Janssen-Cilag Ltd and the company had no editorial control over the content.

Oil-based depot and other long-acting intramuscular antipsychotic injections are key interventions for a significant number of people in the recovery phase of a severe and enduring mental illness such as schizophrenia. The safe administration of oil-based depot and other long-acting intramuscular antipsychotic injections is an integral part of the work of registered practitioners in mental health and errors can be minimised through the application of a framework such as this guidance provides, that identifies the technical competency required for all aspects of the procedure.

This guidance is available for members in the document library at: Clinical guidelines and resources -members

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Non-members can request a copy by emailing CMHPcomms@cmhp.org.uk.

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