How do you use an EpiPen step by step?
How To Use an EpiPen –
Can you use an EpiPen through clothes?
EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® and Mylan’s authorized generics should only be injected into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg), through clothing if necessary. Do not inject into your veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands or feet.
How is an EpiPen used and administered?
Place the orange tip of the EpiPen firmly against the middle part of the child’s upper thigh. Push until it clicks. Be sure to hold the EpiPen in place for a least 3 seconds before you remove it from the child’s thigh. Carefully massage the injection area for about 10 seconds.
Do you have to go to the hospital after using an EpiPen?
Using EpiPen ® does not replace seeing a doctor or going to the hospital. The effects of epinephrine can wear off or you could have a second reaction, so call 911, or go to the emergency room right after using EpiPen.
Can epinephrine kill you?
A dose of epinephrine for a relatively mild reaction does not harm a patient in any way.” Epinephrine can kill you. One woman committed suicide with epinephrine injectors. Epinephrine increases blood pressure and can trigger heart arrhythmias, strokes, and heart attacks.
What does an EpiPen do to a normal person?
EpiPen is an injection containing epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction.
What can I use if I don’t have an EpiPen?
Do this first if the person doesn’t have an EpiPen. Perform CPR. If the person suffering the allergic reaction does not have an EpiPen and loses consciousness, you may have to perform CPR. Place the heel of your hand just between the nipples at the center of the chest, and then place your second hand over your first.
What happens if you inject an EpiPen without needing it?
An accidental injection to the hands or feet can impair blood flow to these areas and can potentially cause tissue death. This however, is the worst-case scenario. pain and swelling at the injection site. elevated heart rate and/or heart palpations.
How long does it take for epinephrine to kick in?
Seek emergency medical attention after any use of epinephrine. The effects of epinephrine may wear off after 10 or 20 minutes. You will need to receive further treatment and observation.