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If your EpiPen® is out of date, you must replace it immediately.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.