Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Nerf dart inspired injections

Just when you thought every type of syringe had been invented, enter the Dragon Drug Gun, because one shot a time is so 2006. Shipped with prepackaged drug cartridges, not foam darts, the patent-pending device aims to deliver multiple drug in sequential order with a single trigger pull.

The company says
after a competitive tennis game, a 55-year-old man suddenly collapses. When the EMS team arrives, an electrocardiogram (ECG) reveals a cardiac arrhythmia necessitating multiple emergency medications to be dispensed via numerous syringes and requiring an EMT to notate each medication by name and dosage. With a DRAGON DRUG GUN, a single Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) cartridge inserted into the Gun would rapidly administer the correct medicines in sequential order, while automatically recording what the patient has been given.

No word on FDA approval, but it's fun to see medical technology catch up Super Soakers and N-Strike Fireflies.

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