Tue, 6 Nov 2012|
Mike McEvoy discusses changes in newer packs of epinephrine pens, training on using them in emergency situations, and tips to keep responders safe.
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-- welcome to training minutes today you wanna talk about at the hands at the -- -- -- delivering devices that many of us -- in the pre hospital environment. To get adrenaline to patients with asthma was allergic reactions and other conditions that require that sort of medication. It's time to throw out your old at -- -- for an -- and trainers that look like this. And opened the box you've gotten in the last year from the manufacture. And discover the new trainer. And the new hands. That are being packaged in the container. Most EMS units carry it to pack. While at the pan adult and happy and union. Similar to this which now contains -- clip that holds the two parents together. It also in the pack and needs a trainer. You can use to get up to speed on the new -- themselves. Unlike the previous product. New device com's inside of a protective case that can be used as sharps disposal. Once the plan is actually used on a patient so it's no longer necessary to package at times with the sharps disposal container. Let's look at the trainer. The trainers very similar to the old plan. And the administration is exactly the same. But you'll notice that instead of a black tip -- -- -- aren't. Which should signify that that's not the -- that you want to hold your finger at Obama that's the side -- -- needle to the patient. Will pull the blue top off to activate the -- similar to the old at -- and -- which had a great up. And we'll administer the pan in exactly the same fashion as we had previously done. Which is the place -- -- large muscle preferably on the side. And you can do this right through the clothing there's no need to pull off a patient closing -- it's very thick -- And with some downward firm pressure. You're going to administer. That enough and patient I'm Norris -- pushed down. I heard a click from the pan which means that the needle is centered -- -- And they need to hold the pen in place for at least ten seconds. At -- -- -- -- doses delivered. Into the muscle of the patient. Once you've done that he pulled the pen back and you'll notice that in the news at the -- a needle. Has been covered by retracting -- -- in the pan. -- -- trainer device you can reset that by squeezing the armed peace and we setting it into the pan. In the standard epi -- and non trainer device. You'll find that this cover has now permanently protected needle. And you're ready to take the pan and place it into the sharps disposal container and it came. To take a look at your new at an Afghan hands. And look for the trainer that's inside the package. Put it out for your members use it and drill. Make sure that people are aware of the change in the product. Again. You want to -- your members repeatedly. Across the United States incidences. Of people delivering. At the -- from hands in the wrong direction. And place in the bomb on the part of the plan -- needle comes out. Which is not something you want to do in an emergency situation. At -- -- -- -- like -- thumb or finger. Can cause it grosses and can cause damaged tissue. So that's an injury that one members of -- it definitely -- and medical care follow up on. Thanks for watching train and it's on -- map -- -- in.