HOW TO USE AN INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE KIT (EpiPen):

An injectable Epinephrine is used for people at risk of anaphylaxis. It is the only life saving treatment given for patients with anaphylaxis. It`s kept with patients at all time, and to be taken whenever there is a suspected reaction. Ask your doctor what is the best time to inject yourself with such treatment. To learn more about the appropriate method for administration, please see the below instructions carefully:

  1. Remove the device from the plastic protective container.

    HOW TO USE AN INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE KIT

  2. Remove the grey cap from the fatter end of the device.

    HOW TO USE AN INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE KIT

  3. Hold the EpiPen in your fist with clenched fingers wrapped around it (don't put your finger on the other end).

    Press the black tip gently against the skin of the mid thigh, then start to push harder until a loud "click" is heard.

    Hold in place for 10-15 seconds while the adrenaline is injected under pressure.

    HOW TO USE AN INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE KIT

  4. Remove the pen from the thigh; be careful with the needle that will now be projecting from the EpiPen when you dispose of the device.

    Massage in the adrenalin. There may be some slight bleeding at the injection site.

    Apply firm pressure with a cloth, tissue, clean handkerchief or bandage.

    Record the time that the EpiPen was given.

    Call for help, and IMMEDIATELY seek medical attention.

    DISPOSE of the used EpiPen carefully into a sharps container, and hand to ambulance officers with a copy of the Emergency Action Plan when they arrive.

    HOW TO USE AN INJECTABLE EPINEPHRINE KIT