Can an EpiPen be administered through clothing?

Can an EpiPen be administered through clothing?

Can an EpiPen be administered through clothing?

EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® should only be injected into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg), through clothing if necessary. Do not inject into your veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands or feet. Hold the leg of young children firmly in place before and during injection to prevent injuries.

How many layers of clothing can an EpiPen go through?

EpiPen® (0.30mg – yellow label) is recommended for children over 20kg (aged over approximately 5 years) and adults. should be injected into the outer mid-thigh muscle and can be administered through a single layer of clothing (not seams or pockets and be aware of things in pockets).

Can an EpiPen be injected anywhere?

This medicine is injected under the skin or into the muscle of your outer thigh only. Do not inject this medicine into a vein, into the muscle of your buttocks, or into your fingers, toes, hands, or feet.

What happens if you inject an EpiPen without needing it?

An accidental injection to the hands or feet can impair blood flow to these areas and can potentially cause tissue death. This however, is the worst-case scenario. Symptoms of an accidental injection are not usually so severe and may include: temporary numbness or tingling.

Why does an EpiPen have to be injected in the thigh?

As opposed to the upper arm, the thigh muscle is one of the body's largest muscles with more blood supply, so it allows much faster absorption of the medication. The outer thigh, versus the front of the thigh, is recommended because it provides a skin area with thinner tissue and less fat. Dr.

Do epi pens expire?

Injectable epinephrine kits come in various brands, including EpiPen, Twinject, and Avi-Q. All of these devices have a relatively short shelf life due to the instability of epinephrine: approximately one year from the date of manufacture.

Why is EPI given in the thigh?

As opposed to the upper arm, the thigh muscle is one of the body's largest muscles with more blood supply, so it allows much faster absorption of the medication. The outer thigh, versus the front of the thigh, is recommended because it provides a skin area with thinner tissue and less fat. Dr.

How bad does an EpiPen hurt?

Just how much does an EpiPen hurt? Like other injections that go into the muscle (e.g. B12 injections or vaccinations), there's a sharp sting as the needle punctures the skin. Then there's a deep ache as the medicine is released into the muscle. The sharp sting will hurt but lasts less than 10 seconds.

Do you need to go to the hospital after using an EpiPen?

You should always be checked out at the ER after using your EpiPen. That is not because of the epinephrine, but because the allergic reaction probably requires further monitoring. Many patients also need more than one dose of epinephrine or other emergency treatments.

Where do you inject the EpiPen in your body?

  • The needle is designed to be able to go through clothes, even jeans. You don’t need a full swing, but a fair stabbing motion should be enough for the injection. Only inject into the upper outer thigh.

What do you need to know about the EpiPen pen?

  • Every Epipen has a little viewing window located on the pen (See images below). The viewing window allows you to be able to see the medication inside the pen. The medication should be a clear liquid. If it’s dark, cloudy, brown, pink or looks like it has particles, this pen may have been damaged.

Is it OK to leave an EpiPen in the refrigerator?

  • You should store your Epipens at room temperature and they should not be left in the car or put into the refrigerator. Extreme temperatures can ruin the medication. There are two types of EpiPens, one is the EpiPen and one is the EpiPen Jr.

What's the difference between an EpiPen and an auto injector?

  • Generic epinephrine auto injectors, similarly to the EpiPen, also have dosages for kids and for adults and will also be color-coded. However, these pens have two blue caps that must be removed, unlike the EpiPen which only had one. The generic auto-injectors will have a red tip and the red tip is what gets injected into the thigh.

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