Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Parents- Please Don’t Let the EpiPen Price Increase Keep You from Using Them!

I teach a lot of CPR and first aid classes, as part of my Adventure Workshops and locally to raise awareness of the need to be prepared for medical emergencies. I enjoy teaching them, because it’s how I got started speaking professionally. It’s also a way for me to give back, by hoping that someone I teach will pass it on by helping another.

One of the key tenets I teach in my class is the ability to properly use an EpiPen. It’s not just learning the how, though. It’s also about being WILLING to use it. People are simply scared to death that they’ll hurt someone, use it improperly, or use it at the wrong time.

Unfortunately, now due to the price jump of EpiPens, you’ll find many people will also be afraid because of the cost.

PARENTS- Please try not to let this affect your decision to use one. EpiPens are a life and death treatment. If your child or someone else needs it, it means that they will likely die if you do not use it.

One thing I’ve found that helps in emergency situations is to use an algorithm. It’s simply a checklist of events and procedures that helps remove the stress, doubt, and fear from a situation.

You’d think it would be easy to find one of these online or from your doctor, but it’s not. Most of them are either way too wordy or written only for medical personnel. Even Mylan, the company that makes the EpiPen, has a set of guidelines that is useless for someone in an emergency situation.

I created the image below just for you. It’s mainly for parents, schoolteachers, or friends of kids who have EpiPens. Feel free to print it off, share it, give it away, or whatever you need to help spread it around. Be sure that you print out your own and keep it with your pen. You can even rubber band strap it around the pen itself.

EpiPen Action Plan

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

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Life After the Uniform- US Military Vets are Fighting Sex Trafficking

Welcome to my series on Life After the Uniform. The goal of this series is to provide options and ideas as the main impetus of my coaching practice is helping men and women in high stress/high risk jobs find fulfilling second careers.

I’ve worked some with a human trafficking group called The Exodus Road, but nothing like this. I saw this news pop up recently about their efforts to engage military veterans in combating sex trafficking. I could say so much more about this myself, but I’ll let the experts at Exodus Road do it. Be sure to watch the videos they’ve posted.

If this seems like an area you might be interested in, be sure to contact them, and tell them Dr. Dave sent you.

Click HERE to read a press release from Exodus Road that explains even more.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

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Are You Living Life Forward?

My good friend Kent Julian has a business that revolves around living life forward. As a matter of fact, it’s called Live It Forward. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, he expresses it as “empowering you to move from dream to do”. I’ve known him for a number of years, and he not only teaches others to do it but lives it in his own life.

Well, guess what? This year will be the inaugural launch of his new Live It Forward Advance conference!

It’s going to be a blast, and I’ve already bought my ticket to go. But here’s why I’m telling you right now. Kent is big on giving out BONUS stuff, so I’d like to offer you a bonus for attending Kent’s event with me…

  1. Sign up now and you get early bird pricing.
  2. Use my coupon code “drdavid” and save a few bucks even off the early bird.
  3. Let me know you used my code, and I’ll give you a copy of one of my ‘super duper awesome’ books when we meet at the conference.

If you’re someone I already know, that’s wonderful! If you’re someone I don’t know, and you’re using my code, what an awesome way to make new friends at a Live It Forward conference.

I hope to see you there!

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

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Live It Forward Advance Conference (don’t forget to use the coupon code!)

PS…Check it out! Kent and I even go to the same barber. He’s the shiny one on the left.

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