EpiPen mistakes


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Carrying and knowing how to use injectable adrenaline (epinephrine) correctly is an essential component of treating serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). This is a pictorial guide to common mistakes and how to avoid them... and here are 3 common mistakes that should not be made!

Last reviewed 27 June 2020

The orange tip contains the needle and needs to be placed against the mid-thigh. Holding the wrong end and injecting the thumb is painful and not very effective ...