What Not To Do In The Event Of Anaphylaxis…

If you have seen the movie horrible bosses you will remember this hilarious scene! I will admit this movie had me laughing but this scene is completely inaccurate!This movie is just another example of how people can get false information on the severity of anaphylaxis. First of all the epipen is administered into the chest several times followed by a few more jabs in the neck. An epipen is supposed to be administered into the thigh and also once the auto injector is used the needle retracts and will not release again. To finish the scene the character walks away perfectly fine and an ambulance isn’t even called! It is important to remember that once epinephrine is administered you must seek medical attention. This usually involves 4-6 hours of supervision at the hospital. So remember don’t believe everything you see in the media!

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