Glucagon delivery method - page 2

Hi all! Like a few others, I have also changed my name; I was not a frequent poster, but I wonder if anyone will figure it out between organizing bandaids and handing out saltines. ;) Anyway,... Read More

  1. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from Flare
    We can delegate here in my state, but here's where it gets tricky. You must volunteer as a delegate for this training. No duh, Flare, you say. It's the same thing with and epipen. Yes. Well, i've had more than one teacher be willing then become rather unwilling when they see the reconstitution aspect. One teacher (believe it or not, a science teacher!!) actually became quite speechless and walked away from me mid explanation.
    People can accept simple - one, 2 steps. Needles scare the hell out of teachers. And the unguarded needle in the glucagon having to reconstitute, then inject then potentially be a sharps hazard - so so often my staff gives me that look of "aww" when i ask for help then they all avert their eves when they realize it's for glucagon.
    ^Yep. I've trained a couple of staff on glucagon and when they see that it is actual syringe and that they have to draw it up, the panic is very clear. I am very intrigued by the study posted above.
  2. by   Mango Juice
    I understand all of these perspectives but some of you have expressed exactly my concerns of staff not feeling comfortable with the prospect of giving glucagon if needed! I think I am going to be all old fashioned and write them a letter!