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Updated Instructions for the use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

2016 saw changes to the labeling for epinephrine auto-injectors to help patients and caregivers use the medication appropriately in the event of a severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis. This change applies to adults and children using the medication. Previous instructions for the use of the epinephrine auto-injectors advised to hold the needle in place […]

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Bans Powdered Gloves

The FDA published a final rule on December 19, 2016, banning powdered glove use. This ban goes into effect on January 28, 2017, and applies to powdered medical examination gloves and surgical gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove. The FDA’s position is that such items pose an“unreasonable and substantial risk of illness […]

High Quality / Low Cost AED Training Devices Available

Have you been searching for AED training devices that can be used for adult and child manikins without breaking your bank account? Look no further than Practi-Trainer Essentials, manufactured by WNL Products. This trainer incredibly affordable at under $70.00, and comes with everything you need to provide excellent quality training. You can buy the four […]

Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto Injector Expected to Release Revised Device in 2017

Auvi-Q,is an epinephrine auto-injector with a voice prompt system that guides users through the injection process, and has a needle that automatically retracts following injection. Considered an alternative to the EpiPen, the device was recalled in October 2015. At that time the manufacturer, Sanofi, stated the device “May not deliver enough medication to someone with […]