November 29, 2022

Learn how to use the Fiasp® FlexTouch® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL pen. This video will help familiarize you with the FlexTouch® pen and provides step-by-step instructions on how to take your appropriate Fiasp® dose.

Introduction welcome to the instruction video for fiasp flex touch pen please pay attention to this information before you start using your pen do not share your fias flex touch pen with other people even if the needle is changed you may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them fiasp flex touch pen generally referred to as just

Pen in this video is a pre-filled disposable single patient use pen containing 300 units of u100 fiasp insulin aspart injection you can inject from 1 to 80 units in a single injection the units can be increased by one unit at a time people who are blind or have vision problems should not use the pen without help from a person trained to use the pen do not use a

Syringe to remove fiaspe from the flex touch pen to give your fiasp injection you will need the following supplies a fiasp flex touch pen a new novo fine novofine plus or novo twist needle an alcohol swab and a sharps container for throwing away used pens and needles see after your injection at the end of these instructions start by getting to know the different

Parts of your pen and needle this is the pen cap the insulin scale the insulin window where you can see the insulin this is the dose counter and dose pointer here’s the dose selector and this is the dose button this is the novo fine needle the novafine plus needle and this is the novo twist needle this is the outer needle cap the inner needle cap the needle

And the paper tap in this instruction video needle handling is shown with novofine plus and novo twist all other handling situations are shown with novofine plus exclusively now you are ready to go through the steps for how to inject insulin with your fiasp flex touch pen preparing your fiasp flex touch pen wash your hands with soap and water before you start

To prepare your injection check the fiasp flex touch pen label to make sure you are taking the right type of insulin this is especially important if you take more than one type of insulin fiasp should look clear and colorless do not use fiasp if it is thick cloudy or is colored do not use fiasp past the expiration date printed on the label or 28 days after you

Start using the pen always use a new needle for each injection to help ensure sterility and prevent blocked needles do not reuse or share needles with another person you may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them pull the pen cap straight off check the liquid in the pen fiasp should look clear and colorless do not use it if it

Looks cloudy or colored select a new needle pull off the paper tap from the outer needle cap push the capped needle straight onto the pen and twist the needle on until it is tight pull off the outer needle cap do not throw it away pull off the inner needle cap and throw it away priming your fiasp flex touch pen turn the dough selector to select two units hold

The pen with the needle pointing up tap the top of the pen gently a few times to let any air bubbles rise to the top hold the pen with the needle pointing up press and hold in the dose button until the dose counter shows zero the zero must line up with the dose pointer a drop of insulin should be seen at the needle tip if you do not see a drop of insulin repeat

This priming procedure no more than six times if you still do not see a drop of insulin change the needle and repeat the priming procedure once more selecting your dose check to make sure the dose selector is set at zero turn the dose selector to select the number of units you need to inject the dose pointer should line up with your dose in this example five units

Are selected if you select the wrong dose you can turn the dose selector forwards or backwards to the correct dose in this example 24 units are selected the even numbers are printed on the dial the odd numbers are shown as lines the fiasp flex touch pen insulin scale will show you how much insulin is left in your pen to see how much insulin is left in your fiasp

Flex touch pen turn the dough selector until it stops the dose counter will line up with the number of units of insulin that is left in your pen if the dose counter shows 80 there are at least 80 units left in your pen if the dose counter shows less than 80 the number shown in the dose counter is the number of units left in your pen in this example there are only

16 units left so the dose counter stops and you can’t dial past 16 units giving your injection inject your fiasp exactly as your health care provider has shown you your health care provider should tell you if you need to pinch the skin before injecting you should take your dose of fiasp at the start of a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal fiasp can

Be injected under the skin subcutaneously of your stomach area abdomen upper legs thighs or upper arms do not inject fiasp into your muscle change rotate your injection sites within the area you choose for each dose to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy pits in skin or thickened skin and localized cutaneous amyloidosis skin with lumps at the injection sites

Do not use the same injection site for each injection do not inject where the skin has pits is thickened or has lumps do not inject where the skin is tender bruised scaly or hard or into scars or damaged skin choose your injection site and wipe the skin with an alcohol swab let the injection site dry before you inject your dose insert the needle into your skin

Make sure you can see the dose counter do not cover it with your fingers this can stop your injection press and hold down the dose button until the dose counter shows zero the zero must line up with the dose pointer you may then hear or feel a click keep the needle in your skin after the dose counter has returned to zero and slowly count to six count slowly one

Two three four five six when the dose counter returns to zero you will not get your full dose until six seconds later if the needle is removed before you count to six you may see a stream of insulin coming from the needle tip if you see a stream of insulin coming from the needle tip you will not get your full dose if this happens you should check your blood sugar

Levels more often because you may need more insulin pull the needle out of your skin if you see blood after you take the needle out of your skin press the injection site lightly with a piece of gauze or an alcohol swab do not rub the area carefully remove the needle from the pen and throw it away do not recap the needle recapping the needle can lead to needle

Stick injury if you do not have a sharps container carefully slip the needle into the outer needle cap safely remove the needle and throw it away as soon as you can do not store the pen with the needle attached storing without the needle attached helps prevent leaking blocking of the needle and air from entering the pen replace the pen cap by pushing it straight

On after your injection put your used fiasp flex touch pen and needles in an fda cleared sharps disposal container right away after use do not throw away dispose of loose needles and pens in your household trash if you do not have an fda cleared sharps disposal container you may use a household container that is made of a heavy duty plastic can be closed with

A tight fitting puncture resistant lid without sharps being able to come out upright and stable during use leak resistant properly labeled to warn of hazardous waste inside the container when your sharps disposal container is almost full you will need to follow your community guidelines for the right way to dispose of your sharps disposal container there may be

State or local laws about how you should throw away used needles and syringes do not reuse or share needles or syringes with another person for more information about safe sharps disposal and for specific information about sharp’s disposal in the state that you live in go to the fda’s website at http www.fda.gov safe sharps disposal do not dispose of your used

Sharps disposal container in your household trash unless your community guidelines permit this do not recycle your used sharps disposal container how should i store my fiasp flex touch pen before use store unused fiasp flex touch pens in the refrigerator at 36 to 46 degrees fahrenheit 2 to 8 degrees celsius or at room temperature below 86 degrees fahrenheit

30 degrees celsius do not freeze fiasp do not use fiasp if it has been frozen unused pens may be used until the expiration date printed on the label if kept in the refrigerator if fiasp flex touch pens are stored at room temperature prior to first use it should be used or thrown away within 28 days pen in use store the pen you are currently using without the

Needle attached at room temperature below 86 degrees fahrenheit 30 degrees celsius or in the refrigerator at 36 to 46 degrees fahrenheit 2 to 8 degrees celsius for up to 28 days keep fiasp away from excessive heat or light the fiasp flex touch pen you are using is to be thrown away after 28 days even if it still has insulin left in it and the expiration date has

Not passed general information about the safe and effective use of fiasp keep fiasp flex touch pens and needles out of the reach of children always use a new needle for each injection do not share fias flex touch pens or needles with other people you may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them summarizing the important steps to

Summarize how to use fiasp flextat these are the important steps always use a new needle for each injection to help ensure sterility and prevent blocked needles do not reuse or share needles with another person you may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them a drop of insulin should be seen at the needle tip when you prime your

Pen if you do not see a drop of insulin repeat the priming procedure no more than six times if you still do not see a drop of insulin change the needle and repeat the priming procedure once more turn the dough selector to select the number of units you need to inject press and hold down the dose button until the dose counter shows zero keep the needle in your skin

After the dose counter has returned to zero and slowly count to six when the dose counter returns to zero you will not get your full dose until six seconds later carefully remove the needle from the pen and throw it away do not recap the needle recapping the needle can lead to needle stick injury thank you for watching the instruction video for fiasp flex touch pen

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Fiasp® FlexTouch® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL: How to Use By Novo Nordisk insulin-containing products