The Importance Of Knowing What To Do

Watching your child or anyone suffer from an anaphylactic reaction can be a stressful situation and knowing what to do in that emergency situation is key.

One of the key components of dealing with a severe anaphylactic reaction is using an Adrenaline (Epinephrine) autoinjector  immediately, but a new study has found  many parents and care givers of children with severe allergies have difficulty using the devices effectively.

The study conducted by researchers at the Imperial College London, involved 158 children with severe food allergies and their parents, who were given training on how to use the device.

Six weeks after training, more than half of the parents were unable to use the device effectively on a specialized dummy.

The most common issue was that they did not remove the relevant caps,  others could not activate it or did not use the correct end of it.  Using the incorrect end occasionally resulted in the parent injecting themselves instead.

This study highlights the importance of having an action plan, the need for effective training and practice with an autoinjector trainer, so that if an emergency situation occurs it can be managed optimally.

 

 

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