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H1N1 Vaccination Training for EMS State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Charles E. Cady, MD State Medical Director Special thanks to Gateway Technical.

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1 H1N1 Vaccination Training for EMS State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Charles E. Cady, MD State Medical Director Special thanks to Gateway Technical College & the Kenosha Fire Department

2 Objectives Understand the H1N1 Vaccine Learn how vaccine administration is different from routine EMS care Learn to administer H1N1 vaccine – Live, attenuated intranasal vaccine – Inactivated intramuscular vaccine

3 How Vaccines Work Vaccines “trick” the body – Antigens Human body fights the antigen – Antibodies Antibodies specific to the antigen Ideally produce life-long protection – Sometimes boosters needed – Flu is different every year (mutations)

4 Types of Vaccines Live, attenuated Inactivated

5 Live, attenuated Contains live, but weakened virus The H1N1 vaccine is intranasal – But some are shots Weakened – Replicate in body only a dozen times compared to thousands in real disease – May cause mild illness, usually limited to nose – Rarely transmit to others

6 Inactivated Virus is killed Antigens from virus present Cannot cause infection H1N1 inactivated vaccine is IM injection only

7 EMS Providing Vaccination EMS and prevention – Education – Evaluations Physical intervention for prevention Consent for vaccine – A process – Not implied

8 Process Vaccinee receives appropriate VIS Vaccinee completes top of VAR Provider reviews VAR – Complete – Contraindications Vaccine prepared Vaccine administered VAR completed

9 Vaccine Information Sheet

10 Provided by CDC All vaccinees required to receive a copy Information part of informed consent Different VIS for each vaccine Different languages available

11 Vaccine Administration Record

12 Contraindications – Relative – Absolute for EMS – Different for type and manufacturer Vaccinee information Signature

13 VAR Review Any “yes” answer precludes EMS administration without nurse/physician review Name and contact info legible Signature present

14 The next sections will cover the specific procedures for intranasal and IM administration


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