An EpiPen is an injection for people with very high and significant allergies (for example Peanuts). Once the EpiPen is injected it opens the airways in the lungs. It also includes a chemical called epinephrine which can narrow blood vessels.
What should you be more aware of when using an EpiPen?
People with heart disease or an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias).
People with high blood pressure (hypertension).
People having thyroid disorders (hyperthyroidism).
People with diabetes.
People with coronary artery disease.
People with Parkinson’s disease.
How do you use an EpiPen?
I read a Blog about a young boy aged 14 named Nasar Ahmed, who sadly died at school from a severe reaction to his school dinner.
MyTeamSafe wants to help raise awareness to people that don’t know how to correctly use an EpiPen, to help save lives. Here is a short video that can really help you understand how to use an EpiPen correctly.
Here are 4 simple steps how to correctly use an EpiPen.
Check the EXPIRY DATE on your EpiPen.
Always carry TWOEpiPens with you.
Possible side effects after the use of an EpiPen injection.
Nausea and vomiting.
Anxiety and nervousness.
Shaking, usually of the hands (tremor).
Awareness of your heartbeat (palpitations).
Faster than normal heartbeat (tachycardia).
Abnormal heart beats (arrhythmias).
Know your EpiPen.
FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WEIGHING OVER 25KG
EPIPEN® JR (GREEN)
FOR CHILDREN WEIGHING BETWEEN 7.5-25KG
Your EpiPen® contains life-saving medication and its effectiveness cannot be guaranteed after its expiry date. The expiry date can be found on the side of your EpiPen® and refers to the last day of that month.
If your EpiPen® is out of date, you must replace it immediately.
You can register your EpiPen® at www.epipen.co.uk
By registering with the FREE EpiPen® Expiry Alert Service, you will receive a reminder email or text 4 weeks before expiry, 2 weeks before expiry and 1 day after your EpiPen® expires.
Stay safe. MyTeamSafe®
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commuting safety tips – Feeling safe at work is one of the most important things when working especially when it comes to commuting to work.
MyTeamSafe wants to help spread awareness to Lone workers commuting to work.
Commuting Safety Tips:
Try to cross at traffic lights or zebra crossings.
Slow and steady wins the race. Accidents are more likely to happen if you rush around, especially when not looking carefully at a crossing.
Night working? – Make sure that you are visible to road users by wearing light colored or fluorescent clothing in the dark.
Be careful when walking between queuing vehicles at lights or in slowing moving traffic, motorbikes and cyclist filter through traffic and may not see you easily.
Watch out for people indicating late or leaving their indicator on. Always make sure you leave plenty of room when crossing in front of a vehicle that’s indicating you never know they may have forgotten to turn it off.
Depending on what type of security you’re doing you could face a risk of carrying fire arms. For example, you could be keeping guard and protecting banks. There are a few risks of carrying fire arms, first of all, you do not allow anyone near you when carrying a weapon. Secondly what happens when someone grabs your gun? Or what happens when the bank is under attack? Being a security guard with firearms could put you at high risk of injuries or even death.
Risk Of Injuries
Being a security guard puts you at very high risk of injuries it doesn’t matter what type of security job you are doing you will be at risk. You will never know what your day could turn out to be it could change in a blink of an eye. let’s use a protection of a celebrity for an example, you could be at high risk protecting a celebrity from excited fans or even people that want to harm the celebrity. Being a security guard you must act quickly keeping your cool and try not to provoke a bigger situation from happening and control it, making sure that the celebrity isn’t in danger or being injured. But by protecting the celebrity the chances are the security guard could be injured in the process.
Risk Of Death
Security guards are always at high risk of losing their lives. Protecting people and properties from criminals can be a very risky job. Never knowing who could approach you, or worse. They could be carrying a weapon without you even knowing.
Risk Of Physical Exhaustion
Most security jobs could be considered “easy” but what about standing in one spot your whole shift? This could affect their health due to standing for hours. This could even cause physical exhaustion due to staying alert and professional at all times.