Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tried the Epi-Pen

I haven't had to use the Epi-Pen (very thankful for that), only the trainer for practice. When one of Nathan's Epi Pen expired, I thought I would try it on an orange.
I am glad I did, it really made me jump, the power of that needle shooting out actually made me pull back and most of the epinephrine went outside the orange. That would not be good if my son needed it for an allergic reaction.


Susan said...

I haven't had to use the epi-pen yet either (daughter was diagnosed with a peanut & tree nut allergy), but I have heard the same report from other people that it's nothing like practicing with the trainer. One mom at my daughter's school has taken expired epi-pens and some oranges or grapefruit into the school to train the teachers. I'm going to start doing that too this year. Hearing that much of the epinephrine ended up outside the orange is another reason to keep more than one epi-pen in my daughter's safetysack just in case!

Thanks for sharing.

Jeanette said...

Your welcome! I would suggest everyone trying it.