'Take 2' Campaign Flyers Remind You to Take the Epinephrine Along


The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends administering epinephrine as soon as anaphylaxis is suspected. Their guidelines leave absolutely no doubt: early administration of epinephrine leads to far better outcomes.

But you can’t use your auto-injector if you don’t have it with you.

If you follow the news, you’ll note the majority of reported food allergy related deaths result from not having epinephrine on-hand, either because the victim forgot their auto-injectors at home or didn’t think it was necessary to bring them along because they had not suffered a severe reaction before.

The especially frustrating part is, these tragedies are avoidable.

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To help remind you to always take two epinephrine auto-injectors along, we launched our “Take 2” campaign in 2013 consisting of a series of fun flyers to post at home, school, and the office. Why two? In case there is a problem administering the first dose or it is insufficient to halt the symptoms of anaphylaxis.

Every so often we add a new flyer to the collection. To help celebrate Allergy Awareness Month 2017, we’ve added a fun new “Up the Creek Without a Paddle” graphic pictured above with yet another reminder to “Take 2”.

To download the entire collection of Take 2 flyers to print locally and share with family and friends, click here.

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Dave Bloom
Dave Bloom
Dave Bloom is CEO and "Blogger in Chief" of SnackSafely.com.

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