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