LighthouseTM Medical Emergency Medication:
Guidelines have been established to help doctors and staff members adequately prepare for the immediate and effective management of life-threatening situations.
With HANSAmed being the sole provider and distributor of LIGHTHOUSETM across Canada, we have developed different solutions to accommodate all dental clinical medical emergency needs.
EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg are auto-injectors and combination products containing drug and device components.
EpiPen® Auto-Injector 0.3 mg delivers a single dose of 0.3 mg epinephrine from epinephrine injection, USP 1:1000 (0.3 mL) in a sterile solution.
EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injector 0.15 mg delivers a single dose of 0.15 mg epinephrine from epinephrine injection, USP 1:2000 (0.3 mL) in a sterile solution.
The EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr each contain 2 mL epinephrine solution. Approximately 1.7 mL remains in the auto-injector after activation, but is not available for future use, and should be discarded.
Selection of the appropriate dosage strength (EpiPen® 0.3 mg or EpiPen® Jr 0.15 mg) is determined according to patient body weight:
- Patients greater than or equal to 30 kg (approximately 66 pounds or more): EpiPen® 3 mg
- Patients 15 to 30 kg (33 pounds to 66 pounds): EpiPen® Jr 0.15 mg
Inject EpiPen® or EpiPen® Jr intramuscularly or subcutaneously into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, through clothing if necessary. Instruct caregivers of young children who are prescribed an EpiPen® or EpiPen® Jr and who may be uncooperative and kick or move during an injection to hold the leg firmly in place and limit movement prior to and during an injection.
Protect from light. Epinephrine is light sensitive and should be stored in the carrier tube provided to protect it from light. Store at 20°C to 25°C; excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C. Do not refrigerate.
The LIGHTHOUSETM medical emergency kit is a lifesaving investment and includes both the EpiPen® & EpiPen® Jr in the LIGHTHOUSETM medical emergency kit. The EpiPen® is only carried in the LIGHTHOUSETM basic medical emergency kit and the LIGHTHOUSETM conversion kit.
EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr are intended for immediate administration as emergency supportive therapy and are not intended as a substitute for immediate medical care. In conjunction with the administration of epinephrine, the patient should seek immediate medical or hospital care.
- Do not inject intravenously.
- Do not inject into buttock:
- Injection into the buttock may not provide effective treatment of anaphylaxis.
- Do not inject into digits, hands or feet.
- Hold leg firmly during injection.
- Rare cases of serious skin and soft tissue infections
- Use antiseptic swabs provided in LighthouseTM Kit if necessary prior to injection.
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