Episode 4: Pick the nose - intranasal meds for seizures
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We heard last time the key is to get benzo’s on board quickly! Stop the seizure! In this video I partner with Yolo county EMS. Together we cover 3 reasons why you should pick the nose and 5 tips to make giving intranasal meds easier in the pre-hospital setting.
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When to Pick the Nose: Out-of-Hospital and Emergency Department Intranasal Administration of Medications
Rech MA, Barbas B, Chaney W, Greenhalgh E, Turck C. When to Pick the Nose: Out-of-Hospital and Emergency Department Intranasal Administration of Medications. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Aug;70(2):203-211.
Bailey AM, Baum RA, Horn K, et al. Review of Intranasally Administered Medications for Use in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2017 Jul;53(1):38-48.
Therapeutic Intranasal Drug Delivery. “Nasal seizure medication overview.” Retrieved on Jan 23, 2020
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Julia Magaña, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
PECARN Prime node disseminator
Paramedic, American Medical Response from Yolo County EMS