Epinephrine Used Correctly at Only a 16% Rate!



Good article about the misuse of Epinephrine over at Medscape.

And a study showing only 16% of food allergy sufferers use epinephrine correctly.  The biggest mistake?  Not holding long enough.


Even medical personnel don't always use ephinephrine correctly so educate yourself and self-treat before calling 911.  My own allergist told me this.  Don't count on the ER to make the best decision about using epinephrine.  Just use it, and then go in.



Nationwide Children's offers good reminders about when and how to use epi-pens.  This would be good to print off for caregivers.    


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2 comments:

becomingbianca said...

Thank you for these resources! I printed out the "When to Use the EpiPen" article for my son's backpack and school :)

Jamie Kaufmann said...

You are very welcome. Hope to post more helpful stuff like this regularly. :)