How to Use EpiPen (Epinephrine) Auto-Injector

1. Videos by EpiPen manufacturer (recommended).

2. Amateur videos on YouTube:

How to use the EpiPen injector. Allergy News Blog.

Luke’s Guide to Saving Luke. Allergy News Blog.

Drugs used for management of anaphylaxis are remembered by the mnemonic EASI:

Epinephrine IM
Antihistamines PO, IM
Steroids PO, IM, IV
Inhaled b2-agonists, if wheezing

This may happen if EpiPen is not used properly: thumb self-injection.

What are the ‘ideal’ features of an adrenaline (epinephrine) auto-injector in the treatment of anaphylaxis?
Figure: Design overview of currently available auto-injectors for emergency self-administration of adrenaline in the treatment of anaphylaxis.
Training of trainers on epinephrine autoinjector use increases correct use from 23.3% to 74.2%

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