An epi pen is a contraption about the size of a hot dog. Its purpose is to flood the body of a person who is having a severe allergic reaction with epinephrine, a drug that speeds up the heart rate and helps to keep the airways open so the person won’t suffocate.
Here’s what to do:o Open the plastic case and pull out the “hot dog”
o Flip open the blue safety seal on the top of the epi pen
o Do not touch the bright orange section on the other end. That’s where the needle is.
o Jam the orange end HARD (REALLY HARD) against the front of the patient’s thigh to trigger the needle
o Hold the “hot dog” in place for 10 seconds so the pen can inject the necessary dose.
o Remove it and gently massage the spot for another 10 seconds.
o Call 911.
o When help arrives, show them the epi pen.
BEEattitude for Day # 334:Blessed are those who go out of their way to help others, for they shall sleep well at night.
Green as a Garden Hose, the 3rd Biscuit McKee Mystery,
is now available in mass market paperback
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Get Your Dog in My Next Book!
From now through the end of September, anyone who donates $10 to WAG, also known as the Walton Animal Guild, will be automatically entered in a drawing.
If you win, your dog will be in my next Biscuit McKee mystery!
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Every $10 donation is automatically entered in the drawing
See Blog #324 for the details.