aroacelukeskywalker:nursenotes:1. Fist: Make a fist around the epi-pen, don’t place your thumb/fingers over either end2. Flick the blue cap off3. Fire. Press down into the outer thigh (the big muscle in there), hold for 10 seconds before removing (the orange cap will cover the needle). Bare skin is best but the epi-pen will go through clothing. Avoid pockets and seams. - Ring an ambulance even if everything seems to be fine!Oh my god.So as someone who has to carry an epipen EVERYWHERE I am so happy to see that there’s an info post about them.Like in the extreme case that I can’t inject myself, somebody else would have to do it, but nobody knows how to do it! Thank you, this may just save my life some day.Don’t be wimpy about it, either. I know friends who are like, “but idk if I could stab you with a needle!” Please stab me with the needle, don’t be hesitant about it.In my case (I can’t speak for all allergies), an epi buys me 20 minutes of breathing to get to the hospital. It is not a magic bullet, it’s a few critical minutes to help get me where I need to go.
found @ 25 likes ON 2019-03-04 05:34:45 BY ME.ME