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-injectors if you don’t have them 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 since they hadn’t suffered a severe reaction before.
The especially frustrating part is, these tragedies are avoidable.
To help remind you to always take two epinephrine auto-injectors along, we launched our “Take 2” campaign in 2013 consisting of fun, informative reminders to post at home, school, and the office. Today, we’ve added a special “Naughty List” flyer to the collection to help remind you to stay safe for the holidays.
Why take TWO epinephrine auto-injectors along? In case there is a problem administering the first dose or one dose is not sufficient to halt the progression of anaphylaxis.
Click here to download the entire collection of Take 2 flyers.