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Familiarize or Refamiliarize Yourself With How to Use an EpiPen January 18, 2011

Those of us who have a child at risk – or are ourselves at risk – of anaphylaxis because of an allergy are already familiar with EpiPens.  Most of us were prescribed the EpiPens and given a cursory tutorial on how to use them in a doctor’s office and left to hope we remember it all if the worst should occur.

 

Now’s a great time to reacquaint yourself with how to correctly use an EpiPen.   It’s also a great time to forward this link to family and other caretakers who may not have such allergies, so they can be prepared in case of an accident.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgvnt8YA7r8

 

 

I hope you never have to use an EpiPen.   But now you’re sure to employ it properly if you do.

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5 Responses to “Familiarize or Refamiliarize Yourself With How to Use an EpiPen”

  1. […] to each babysitter you use the system you use in the house as well as how to use an EpiPen (see https://shmallergy.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/familiarize-or-refamiliarize-yourself-on-how-to-use-an-ep…) and physically show the babysitter where you keep them.  If you’re home is allergen-free […]

  2. […]  Teach your hosts how to use an EpiPen using the EpiPen trainer (see Familiarize or Refamiliarize Yourself With How To Use An EpiPen) and let them know where you keep it.  Remind your hosts not to feed your food allergic child […]

  3. […] I would show each babysitter how to use an EpiPen (see https://shmallergy.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/familiarize-or-refamiliarize-yourself-on-how-to-use-an-ep…) and physically point out where you keep it and other emergency medication.  If you’re home is […]

  4. […] Familiarize or Refamiliarize Yourself With How to Use an EpiPen […]

  5. […] use (see: Auvi-Q vs. EpiPen: Which Is Best for You?) .  And you can learn how to use them here:  Familiarize or Refamiliarize Yourself With How to Use an EpiPen and Auvi-Q: Watch and Learn.  While you’re at the pharmacy, I would pick up a couple of […]


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