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Current Medication Shortages
discontinuing production of medications , especially certain preloaded medication syringes in common use ..... producing preload emergency medications in the US. The good news ..... subsidiary, IMS (International Medications Systems) who ceased production
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Administering Bronchodilator Medications
administering Bronchial Dilator Medications by small volume nebulizer ..... small volume nebulizers, medication that we'll put into a nebulization ..... meter dose inhaler contains medication that's aerosolized and ..... that it actually contains medication and is working. And then
In today's episode we are going to talk about administering Bronchial Dilator Medications by small volume nebulizer and by meter dose inhaler. We'll start with the metered dose inhaler. This is something that EMS providers at all levels have been accustomed to assisting patients with. In the new EMS educational standards, both metered dose inhalers, such as this, and small volume nebulizers, medication that we'll put into a nebulization port are given to patients at the EMT level and higher. We'll start with the meter dose inhaler. The meter dose inhaler contains medication that's aerosolized and propellant which then causes it to squirt out of the metered dose inhaler when you activate by pressing on
just did, in the air, to make sure that it actually contains medication and is working. And then deliver the medication to the patient. So our patient may be able to do the meter dose inhaler activation on his own or you may have to assist the patient to take the medication . If we were gonna assist the patient to make take the medication we would ask him to exhale all of his air and then put the inhaler into his mouth, seal his lips around
at the beginning of inspiration are the keys to effectively getting the medication to dispose throughout the lungs. There are a number of doses, for meter dose inhalers, ranging from four up to ten, sometimes as high as 20 puffs of an inhaler and each one should be done separately. With the patient holding their breath for a short period after the medication is inhaled. So that's a meter dose inhaler. If the patient's able to do it by themselves, it may be better for synchrony to have them activate the medication themselves. If not, you can activate it for them. Small volume nebulizers. Are delivered by oxygen as the gas that powers them, and put into a container that holds the medication itself and then can be administered through a device attached to it. Where the patient would actually put the device in their mouth, and seal their lips around it. Or, if the patient's not able to hold the device, we can attach it to a mask, and I'll show you the mask a little bit later. The device that holds the medication [SOUND] is a device that actually contains liquid. We'll unscrew the top of it. And we're going to squirt the medication , in this case, Albuterol, into the device that nebulizes it. We'll take the Albuterol, check the expiration date of the medication , to make sure that it's still, in date. Open up the medication , make sure that the medication that was listed on the outside of the package is what's actually inside the package. Twist off the top of it and
Firefighter Deaths from Prescription Medications : Two Case Studies
provides guidance on medication use that should result ..... of psychiatric medications and muscle relaxants ..... determined that medication -induced impairment ..... report the use of medications on a chronic ..... address prescription medication use in firefighters ..... must include all medications , prescription
Emergency Management for the Fire Service
service cuts and medication . And medications will be a critical ..... the number of fires medication does the same thing ..... as well in under medication . Is this things ..... is that actually medications that take place as
take care that as far as numbers our service cuts and -- medication . And medications will be a critical part that we want talk about the -- that takes place -- so many parts of the disaster.
Drug Shortages Harming Patients
before-seen medication shortages. During ..... ration critical medications , postpone treatments ..... of manufacturing medications , as happened during ..... epinephrine. Most medication shortages involve ..... shortages of critical medications . Patient harm ..... FDA Web site on medication shortages: www
Evacuating a Senior Living Center: What Does It Really Take?
public and private agencies. Medications . Elderly people are often ..... part in that program have medication boxes. Certified nursing ..... assistants (CNAs) administer the medications , which are kept in boxes ..... residents self-administer their medications . Most do not keep them in
Riding Positions for Fire-Based EMS
equipment, and a medication module. Many regions dictate that all medications be stored in a ..... your first-line medications from the packaging ..... and pack the medication vials in a small ..... first expiring medication on the lid of the ..... container with the medications in your ALS bag
Air bag inflators can explode or fragment during a fire
number of a contact person; the doctor`s name and phone number; a brief medical history; a medication schedule; known allergic reactions to medications ; and other special considerations. The resident is asked to complete the sheet, keep it
Preventing Drugs from Interacting with Other Drugs
patient is on four or more medications (which, today, is quite ..... antihistamines with blood pressure medication , you may experience an increase ..... taking prescription or OTC medications safely: • Always read drug labels ..... drugs you take. • Keep medications in their original containers