I fire 4 brands of EAIs into ballistic gelatin to highlight their differences. EpiPen & Emerade have a needle cover, the Impax/Lineage generic has none, and Auvi-Q has a self-retracting needle. The Emerade needle is longer (2.3 cm vs. 1.6 cm).
As you can see i have four different epinephrine auto-injectors and i’m going to fire two of each of these devices into this block of ballistic gelatin so i have a milan epipen and impacts lineage generic epinephrine is a generic for audrina click an emer add epinephrine device this is available in europe and a kaleo avec you so first the epinephrine device remove
The safety cap one two three hold it for three seconds as you withdraw the safety cap comes down over the needle and do that again again you hold the epipen for three seconds now one two three the impacts lineage generic device it has two caps you hold this device for 10 seconds 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 it has no needle cover so for safety you put it back in the case
We’ll do that again it doesn’t matter which order you take the cap off 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 the bq device if you are ready to use pull off ready to inject please black end against outer thigh then press firmly and hold in place for five seconds five four three two one you’ll notice with this device that the needle came out injected the medication and retracted
Back into the device we’ll watch that again check please rock end against outer side then press for links five four three two one action complete mr add device one two three four five again the cover comes down over the needle so there is no exposed needle we’re going to do this one more time with the mri device and you’ll notice that the mrad has a slightly longer
Needle one two three four five and that’s it
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Four Epinephrine Auto-injectors Firing into Ballistic Gelatin — Older Version With Emerade By Julie Brown