With Memorial Day behind us, summer has (unofficially) started. In the coming months, many families will schedule allergist appointments for their school-age children to renew their epinephrine auto-injector prescriptions for the coming school year.
Whether your child carries or you do, you’ll likely spend more time away from home as the weather allows. Needless to say, you’ll always want to bring two epinephrine auto-injectors along wherever you go in case the unthinkable happens as it sometimes does.
Now is a good time to review how to administer your auto-injector, especially if you are new to the allergic community or have switched brands in recent years.
But aren’t all brands administered similarly? The answer is no and the differences are significant.
In this short video from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Allergist Theresa A Bingemann explains:
For a refresher on how your particular brand of auto-injector is administered or to see how others work, visit our Epinephrine 101 page complete with videos for each brand offered in the US.
Don’t wait until an anaphylactic emergency to find you are unsure what to do. Review now and be ready and steady should the need arise.