Module 6 Transcript

[MODULE 6—Dosing and Injecting]

Voiceover: Welcome to module 6 of the Caninsulin VetPen training course. In this module, you will learn how to select a dose and inject a pet using VetPen.

(visual: VetPen, perhaps with cartridge separately)
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Module 6: Dosing and injection
Voiceover: First, make sure the arrow on the VetPen body points to the start line on the dose selector.
Select the desired insulin dose in the correct number of units by turning the dial carefully.
Make sure that the arrow is pointing toward the correct number of units on the dose selector before proceeding.
The dose selector can only be turned in one direction and cannot be turned back to a lower dose. If you select a dose that is too high by mistake, do not attempt to forcefully turn the dial back to a lower dose. Doing so may damage or break VetPen and result in inaccurate dosing. Expel the incorrect dose safely into a tissue or swab by pressing the release button. Then, select the correct dose.
(superimposed copy)Injecting a pet
(video—demonstration: 1. Ensure arrow is pointing to start line; 2. Dial correct dose)
Voiceover: Insulin injections are given under the skin, usually 2 to 5 centimeters (or three-quarters of an inch to 2 inches) from the center of the pet’s back, along its flanks. 
As shown here, the pet can be injected from the area behind the shoulder blades to the middle of the lower back. The injection site should be rotated to help avoid discomfort.
Insert the needle through the skin. Then, fully push the release button towards the needle and hold it in place until the start line on the dose selector returns to the arrow on the VetPen body.
Then, keep the needle in the skin while counting slowly to at least five to ensure the selected insulin dose has been delivered. 
Remove the needle from the skin.
If insulin is seen dripping actively from the needle after injection, this could be a sign that the needle was removed from the skin too early and the pet may not have received a complete dose of insulin.
If the dose selector stops before the start line returns to the arrow, the pet has not received the selected dose. If only a partial dose has been administered, the pet owner may need to complete the dose with a second injection. Please refer to Module 7 on troubleshooting for more details.
(video—demonstration: injecting the dog)

(visual—clock image indicating the passage of 5 seconds)
Voiceover: If you are injecting a cat, follow the same instructions and injection technique.(video—demonstration: injecting the cat; this should not be as detailed as the dog)
Voiceover: After completing an injection, remove the needle by inserting it into the needle remover and unscrewing it. 
Press the blue button on the needle remover to release the needle. Always check to make sure the pen needle has been removed.
Dispose of used needles carefully in accordance with your local regulations. 
Replace the pen cap on VetPen.
(superimposed copy)Removing the needle
(video—demonstration: removing needle)
Voiceover: That concludes module 6 of the Caninsulin VetPen training course. You now know how to correctly dose and give an insulin injection to a pet with VetPen.
You can now continue on to module 7, which will cover common issues your clients may encounter while using VetPen. 
(visuals: lifestyle photos for VetPen library)
(on-screen text)Continue on to Module 7: Troubleshooting
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