EpiPens in schools

On November 13, CTV reported that some Winnipeg parents are wanting the Winnipeg School Division to change its policy on allowing emergency EpiPens at schools. The parents are proposing schools have emergency cabinets with two EpiPens alarmed and locked inside. The EpiPens would be available for any student in need during an emergency, and administered [...]

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An Auto-Injector Cheat Sheet

Last week, I talked about epinephrine and how it works in the body. So naturally, this week I thought I would go over the different types of autoinjectors. Depending on the age and weight of the person, there are a few different options. The decision also comes down to preference and familiarity. Each type of [...]

What is Epinephrine?

When someone with an anaphylactic allergy is having a reaction, your first responsibility is to use their EpiPen. EpiPens slow down the reaction to allow for enough time to reach the hospital. But how exactly does that happen? Let's review: What is an anaphylactic reaction? An anaphylactic reaction occurs when the body of a person with [...]