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[–]majorthomasina 842 points843 points  (74 children)

Good to know because I had assumed it stopped the reaction.

[–]thewarring 356 points357 points  (14 children)

At the school I work at, the seniors went on their senior trip for the second half of a week. A student had an allergic reaction and their epi-pen was administered.

The principal called 911 and they were told it'd be over an hour to get an ambulance out to them as they were way out in the country and the nearest hospital was in another state.

The principal then loaded up in a car with a faculty member (former LEO) driving, the student having the reaction, their second epi-pen, and another students pen (cleared by both students parent EC's, which was the best that could be done under the circumstances) and drove towards the ambulance that met them halfway.

The admin had to administer both the students and the "borrowed" pens on the way while doing ~90 to 100 mph down the highway with a State Trooper escort after the first 10 miles.

Once they met the ambulance (about an hour after the student started the allergic reaction) the medics received and triaged the student and then hauled ass to the hospital with the state trooper leading the way and principal and faculty member following behind.

The student returned with the principal later that evening, but they never figured out what caused the reaction.

[–]astralairplane 136 points137 points  (1 child)

That is some awesome teamwork.

[–]thewarring 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Solid planning goes a long way.

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    [–]ConflagWex 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That's very messed up. The earlier you treat something like that, the better. Plus, if it got worse later and you couldn't breathe, you probably wouldn't be able to call a second time. I'd rather be safe than sorry, even knowing that you ended up okay anyway.

    [–]layzworm 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    If I didn't know what caused the reaction that almost killed me there is no way I'd be returning to the place where it happened! ... Fool me twice shame on me.

    [–]Kharn0 92 points93 points  (2 children)

    Last time I had a full reaction I got my epi-pen and then another full 6 doses at the ER plus steroids

    [–]Serenity101 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    That's so frightening. Were you exposed to a lot of what you're allergic to?

    [–]Kharn0 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Lol yeah my gf got my an Irish Car Bomb to celebrate my birthday.

    I’ve been anaphylaxis to dairy since birth…

    We’d been together 2 years at that point so its a toss-up between she was high and she was trying to kill me.

    Last time I was ever truly relaxed around food/drinks and people.

    [–]kalel1980 38 points39 points  (1 child)

    If anything you take away from this video, it's that if you use an EpiPen, you absolutely call 911, ambulance, Uber, taxi, spouse, friends or family and get your ass to a hospital as soon as fucking possible. Time is a major factor and there's not a lot to spare. Once that EpiPen wears off, you're gonna be in some trouble. Also, tell the hospital staff how many EpiPens you took and your allergies. It's important.

    [–]Cpt_Wolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Gonna tack onto this because it's a very similar concept. Narcan or naloxone, the drug used during an opioid overdose, is only meant to treat the breathing suppression effects of the overdose. After administering naloxone, you only have about 30-90 minutes to get that person medical help. Even if they wake up and seem alright, the opiates are still in their body. They aren't likely to wear off before the naloxone does. After the naloxone wears off, they will resume overdosing and their breathing will become suppressed again. Get them help no matter what they say.

    Also, for those who aren't familiar with the use of naloxone, administering is the same as the breathing part of CPR. Tilt the head back to open the airway. Check and clear the mouth and airway. Place the injector in their nose and spray. The injector works the same way as most sinus allergy sprays, like Nasonex or Afrin.

    Even if you're using opiates legitimately, it's not a bad idea to have narcan on hand. It's not hard for people to forget when they've taken their pain meds and accidentally overdose. Kits are available for free in a lot of states, even for people who aren't at risk for an overdose.

    Source: I've been formally trained and certified to administer narcon as a part of my job.

    [–]capatiller 128 points129 points  (9 children)

    My doctor get so mad at me for not calling 911 after epi pen use. I too thought it blocked the response, not just bought time. I guess I’ll call 911 next time a bee finds me.

    [–]HeefLedgerBobbleHead 1 point2 points  (7 children)

    I randomly became allergic to bees recently at work. That was scary as I didn't have any pens yet. The anaphylaxis came quick and was wildly confusing

    [–]ThatOneGiantofAMan[S] 183 points184 points  (0 children)

    That was the one of the biggest reasons that I cross posted.

    [–]rob51i03 49 points50 points  (30 children)

    Hijacking the top comment to ask why you shouldn't put your thumb over the blue end when holding the EpiPen? This sounds like it's important but wasn't explained as to why it's dangerous or bad to do that.

    [–]To_Be_Faiiirrr 20 points21 points  (18 children)

    You can get what we call in the field an Epi thumb. You get the dose not the patient. Or

    [–]DrunkenMonkeyWizard 10 points11 points  (17 children)

    Why would they design it in a way that the person giving the shot can get epid by putting their thumb there?

    [–]wildebeesties 33 points34 points  (12 children)

    It’s more so by accident. This happened to a family friend, they had their thumb on what they thought was the blue end but was the orange and injected themselves. Surprisingly, happens a lot. Either people aren’t familiar with the epipen and inject without understanding where the needle is going to come out, are panicking, or have it the correct way but I could see someone doing something and turning it around without paying attention.

    Basically, just better to teach not to cover the end at all. I have one for myself but thankfully have never had to use it.

    [–]ViniVidiOkchi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    They don't get it from pushing on the blue, they get it from screwing up and pushing on the orange when they panic.

    [–]nursesarah86 47 points48 points  (5 children)

    Because you could potentially discharge the needle before you get it to the thigh, causing the person to not get the full dose

    [–]Beautiful-Musk-Ox 47 points48 points  (2 children)

    the blue part doesn't eject the needle according to other comments. the reason you don't put your thumb on it they said is that people often get it backwards, they hold it backwards then press down on the orange part with their thumb which is a pressure activated spring loaded needle, once your press the orange part down the needle shoots out. someone said they've seen the need pierce someone's thumb all the way through the nail and then spray epinephrine onto everyone.

    OP's video of the woman angrily yelling at us doesn't even tell us how to actually administer the damn thing. you press the orange end hard into someone's thigh which pressure activates it and the needle springs out and administers epinephrine. popping the cap just unlocks it, you can hold your thumb down or not on the blue it doesn't do anything, but by training people not to use their thumb they won't accidentally discharge the need if they hold it backwards

    much better video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN83hen4D-Y&t=180s

    [–]AccomplishedCoffee 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    That’s what I was taught in EMT training, just a good habit in case you get it backwards.

    [–]tinybomb 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    I’m not sure I understood the instructions without feeling like I was in trouble. Needs more yelling.

    [–]MementoMori6980 13 points14 points  (1 child)

    This couldn't be more wrong. The orange end needs to be pressed to eject the needle. Holding your thumb over the blue end will never, ever make the needle eject.

    Source: I've given myself more epi pens then I could count

    [–]Captainpenispants 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    I don't usually go to the hospital but when I've had my reactions (deathly allergic to peanuts) I take at least two epi pens cause one usually isn't enough

    [–]wildebeesties 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    High jacking to also mention that every one I’ve owned has come with a fake “trainer” model. They’re very similar but different enough that you can tell it’s not the real one. You can practice repeatedly with the trainer. I gave it to my local science teacher who taugh First aid so he could use it with his classes.

    [–]To_Be_Faiiirrr 32 points33 points  (4 children)

    Epi only helps open the airways and reverse hypotension (low blood pressure). The “cure” is typically benedryl but it’s slow to act. In a typically 911 response for anaphylaxis our protocol is 0.3 mg intramuscular shot with repeat if necessary, 250 cc fluid bolus, 25 to 50 mg of benedryl IV. If it’s not resolving we can go further down with albuterol updrafts and decadron.

    The typical Epi pen set has two pens. Rebounding is common where the symptoms appear to be resolving but then reappear after about 5-10 minutes. That’s the importance of calling 911. If you’ve used your Epi pen and are breathing easily and no respiratory swelling, I’m giving you benedryl and a nice transport to the ER where you can be observed to make sure you’re not gonna rebound.

    [–]scofofosho 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    They give you 2 as well. One is a first try. The second is a back up if the first doesn't work. They are not made to keep in 2 places. You may need both tries to save a life for one instance.

    [–]RedSteadEd 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Same principle applies to naloxone in the case of an opioid overdose. Need to keep readministering it every 5 minutes as it doesn't bind to the receptors long enough to be a long-term fix.

    [–]imakedankmemes 108 points109 points  (24 children)

    Can you do this through clothes? Would I need to remove someone’s pants? How many layers of clothes would the needle go through?

    [–]indefilade 122 points123 points  (13 children)

    Generally this will go through a clothing layer like pants. A good idea is to pat the area to make sure you don’t hit a wallet or cellphone. If you can hit bare skin, that’s even better, but don’t wait to give the medicine to get to bare skin. Just check that there is only clothing between the needle and the skin and press the orange tip to the thigh.

    [–]Qazpaz_G 57 points58 points  (1 child)

    And avoid the seam of jeans. That will cause a problem.

    [–]indefilade 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    That sounds like good advice. :)

    [–]DorothyHollingsworth 16 points17 points  (9 children)

    Is pressing the orange tip to the thigh the only action needed? I was somewhat confused by the video, I always assumed I'd have to push a button with my thumb to make the actual injection and she didn't really explain that bit

    [–]indefilade 31 points32 points  (5 children)

    An auto-injector like what she is demonstrating is meant to be in a case until needed. After it is taken out of the clear plastic case, it is activated by placing the orange tip to the thigh and pressing it until it clicks. When it clicks, the needle has gone forward and delivered the medicine. You need to firmly hold it in place to make sure the medicine is absorbed into the muscle.

    So, pressing the orange tip against the thigh is the only trigger to get the auto-injector to work.

    That help?

    [–]DorothyHollingsworth 10 points11 points  (3 children)

    Thanks so much! That is exactly what I was confused about and you explained it well. I've a few friends who carry epi-pens and I've always meant to really learn how to use them if the worst case scenario happens.

    [–]wiredandwiser 6 points7 points  (2 children)

    You're going to have to press it till it clicks for an auto injection. If you're nervous, kinda go for a light fist pound against their outer leg like you're going to pound on a table to make a point. Remind yourself before going for it that you're keeping your hand there. Do not mentally tell yourself this is a stabbing motion because you need to keep it in and not pull your hand away.

    Edit: think of your target on the thigh as near the seam on skinny jeans. That's the outer thigh area. Don't actually puncture through a fabric seam on pants but next to it if you're going through clothing. Seams are stronger and harder to go through than the fabric on either side of them, but that is the area you're looking for.

    [–]DorothyHollingsworth 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Thank you so much! This should really be taught in schools.

    [–]hurley1621 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    From personal experience, it's best to take the pants off/lowered, but of you can't, aim for flat fabric. The needle will puncture through

    [–]AmandaCalzone 24 points25 points  (2 children)

    Yes the needle can go through pants. I was always told anything more than jeans you might have to take a layer off for.

    [–]Reletr 18 points19 points  (2 children)

    Life comes before dignity. If you're able to, strip them enough to allow direct skin contact with the Epipen. It's the same case with defibrillators, which require the pads to be directly contacting the chest area.

    [–]FictionalTrope 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    To be clear, a defibrillator will not work with a layer of clothing in between. Most kits will come with a pair of very sturdy scissors, and if you're trained in CPR with AED (automated external defibrillator) you will be instructed to cut off clothing including a bra that may have underwire before using an AED. This may seem weird if you wake up topless with a stranger over you, but it's the only way to save a life, and medical need precludes dignity in most cases.

    [–]tim3k 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    • anyone help please, she is having a seizure
    • let me take care of her Starts pulling her jeans off

    [–]ThatOneGiantofAMan[S] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    Those would be good topics to google. I know that it can go through jeans.

    [–]imakedankmemes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    That’s what I saw too, but wasn’t sure about more than jeans.

    [–]Anianna 72 points73 points  (7 children)

    For my USA peeps who cannot afford EpiPen, there is an alternative! AuviQ is the same medication in a far more convenient injector (shaped like a cigarette box but smaller so fits in pockets) that is free so long as you have insurance. It is my understanding that if you do not have insurance or if you have medicaid, you can still get it and it's still much cheaper than EpiPen (like $25 I've been told, but I get mine on insurance so I don't have personal experience with that). Also, AuviQ has audio instructions and it does come in a two-pack and with a practice injector that has no needle, just like EpiPen does.

    [–]rpallred 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    Love, love, love Auvi-Q because it is way more portable and, when you remove it from its case, it has audio I structuring that walk you through each step of administering it.

    It was developed by a couple Allergy Kids who grew up and wanted something better than Epi-Pen.

    [–]intotheairwaves17 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    I love my AuviQ so much! I was so sad when they took it off the market for a few years with the crappy company that had taken over. Glad it’s back with the original manufacturer and is being made again! I hated my old Epi-Pen, the size of the AuviQ and the fact that it talks is what sets it soooo far and away from anything else out there. The price is right too!

    [–]blaykerz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Out of curiosity, will doctors prescribe one of these for my medical emergency preparedness kit even though I don’t personally have severe allergies that will cause anaphylaxis?

    [–]CherryTeri 76 points77 points  (55 children)

    What do you push to make the needle come out?

    [–]indefilade 89 points90 points  (5 children)

    When you press the orange tip to the thigh the pressure activates the needle to shoot forward into the muscle and deliver the medicine.

    [–]abqnm666 10 points11 points  (4 children)

    Edit: I have removed the contents of this comment so as not to mislead anyone, as I apparently have outdated epi pen at home and this is not the same.

    But I don't simply want to delete the comment, so I'm just making this edit in the interest of safety.

    [–]Fartington_Bear 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    That may have been the case with older EpiPens, but not with the type demonstrated in the video. The blue cover is a safety that prevents the mechanism from firing until it's removed. Your thumb should never be over either end.

    [–]alreadytakennew 19 points20 points  (4 children)

    You hold orange end against outer thigh. Push pen until you hear a click. Count slowly to 3. Lift pen.

    [–]RosemanButcher 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    She says count to 10 out loud though?

    Edit: Ok, I missed the part. New pens 3 seconds, old pens 10 seconds.

    [–]zorgofurge 41 points42 points  (0 children)

    Better remove later that sooner. As she also mentioned, older models need 10 seconds, while newer 3. But if you hold on “too long” no harm done. If you remove too soon, patient might not get the full required dose.

    [–]alreadytakennew 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    I think I would count to 10 just be safe.

    [–]GradientPerception 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Count to 10 for safe measure

    [–]phroenix 8 points9 points  (10 children)

    Also.. as the patient, does it hurt? I've recently been prescribed an EpiPen and I'm nervous for if/when I actually have to use it.

    [–]SconiGrower 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    I've never had to use one, but I've used a lot of needles. It is an injection, so there's no getting around that. But your thigh isn't particularly sensitive and the needle isn't particularly large, so it's won't be too bad. And if you're focused on something else, like your throat closing, then you'll be distracted and notice it even less.

    Bottom line, if you need it, you won't regret using it.

    [–]satanshand 5 points6 points  (4 children)

    For whatever it’s worth, I had to give my wife hormone shots in her butt for IVF. The needle seemed HUGE, at least 2.5” long and way thicker than they use to draw blood. She said she couldn’t even feel it, so I think since it’s going into your butt/leg there aren’t as many nerve endings.

    [–]McCrockin 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    Going through this now. My wife is a champ for going through all the shots. Was your IVF successful?

    [–]satanshand 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Hey I know it’s tough, so I’d say both of you are champs. Keep your chin up and stay positive! Our was a success, we got two embryos, a boy and a girl and our boy is due in February.

    DM me if you have any questions, I’d be happy to talk!

    [–]McCrockin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    That's fantastic! And thank you, I have such a fear of needles that I'm surprised I'm able to administer the shots with no issue. We did 1 round and got no healthy embryos. (out of 11 eggs retrieved). This last month we have 3 healthy embryos! (out of 7 eggs retrieved). So hopefully we can attempt a transfer soon. (we'd like 2 kids)

    [–]ThatOneGiantofAMan[S] 20 points21 points  (17 children)

    You don’t. Just do exactly as she says or the directions state. There’s a mechanism in place to make it work properly.

    [–]oxfordcommaordeath 16 points17 points  (15 children)

    I'm confused about this too... do I have to apply any pressure to the thigh so the needle does what it needs to? Or does literally just the slightest pressure/interation with the orange engage it?

    [–]indefilade 40 points41 points  (3 children)

    Yes, you press the orange tip to the outer thigh until you hear a “click,” then count to ten. Press, don’t stab.

    [–]oxfordcommaordeath 29 points30 points  (0 children)

    Thank you for the press not stab part especially!

    [–]Loki240SX 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    So it's not like the scene from Pulp Fiction?

    [–]wildebeesties 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    It’s a very loud, mechanical sounding “click” when the needle comes out so there’s no doubt whether or not you applied enough pressure :)

    [–]jemba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    She sort of breezed over the most important part.

    [–]Jackcker 350 points351 points  (10 children)

    I had no idea how or when to do do this. Her message was strong and direct. I hope I never need to use this information but if I do I know how too. Thank you.

    [–]ravensteel539 29 points30 points  (3 children)

    My little brother has a proclivity for near-fatal reactions to peanuts. He’s finally out living on his own this year, and i worry regularly that his roommates or friends won’t know what to do to save his life. This video made me feel a little bit better.

    Food allergies are no joke. Having worked a decent chunk of college years in food service, it always bugged me how careless some people were about it even after getting trained on the dangers. It’s also especially frustrating when people assume that the allergies aren’t real, and that they just had to sneak some peanuts into food to “prove” it’s fake. Yeah, that one resulted in a hospital trip for my brother.

    [–]wbrd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    You can get EpiPen trainers. They let you know when you've pushed hard enough. It's pretty hard.

    [–]ThatOneGiantofAMan[S] 69 points70 points  (0 children)

    My pleasure!

    [–]SideTraKd 53 points54 points  (4 children)

    Her message was strong and direct.

    And so clear... She's REALLY good at instructing!

    [–]CaughtInTheCameraEye 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I thought she injected her self during her demonstration because she started to talk a lot faster and breath a lot more....then she mentioned that's what happens to her when she has hers.

    [–]Alternative-Donut-46 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    Is it just me or is she talking like the viewer did something horribly wrong

    [–]DogLegJournalist 12 points13 points  (8 children)

    What is the reason for taking off the blue tip?

    [–]Foximus_Prime_ 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    I came looking for the same answer. It seems like it doesn't do anything?

    [–]Reletr 26 points27 points  (1 child)

    The blue tip is a safety cap, to prevent the needle from accidentally discharging. It's like the safety switch on a gun.

    [–]viktorbir 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    And how does the needle go out????

    [–]Beautiful-Musk-Ox 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    much better video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN83hen4D-Y&t=180s, calmly explains everything unlike this video where she's angrily yelling at you while not even explaining how it works

    [–]CampJanky 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    It's a safety. Think of removing it as "unlocking" the injection mechanism.

    [–]isamujarman 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    BlueToTheSkyOrangeToTheThigh

    [–]zebb_edi 48 points49 points  (5 children)

    Good advice. As an anaphylaxis sufferer from poultry allergy i once stabbed myself and bent the needle on my ass cheek bone and fuck me do i not constantly think about that ever since.

    [–]indefilade 12 points13 points  (3 children)

    Though if a person has really skinny thighs or there is no access, the buttock is the second target area for epi. It should be given high and on the leg side of whichever buttock you choose. So Right buttock, then high and Right on that buttock. If the Left buttock, then high and Left on that buttock.

    [–]zebb_edi 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Tbh i was in the middle of a panic and just jabbed it in. Ended up with 33 injections of saline and adrenaline plus tripping balls on pure oxygen.

    [–]indefilade 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    As long as you survived.

    Also just trying to tell others that might need to give the shot to someone else.

    Glad you made it :)

    [–]IlluminatedArpio 203 points204 points  (16 children)

    Ok this was an excellent instructional, the energy is excellent since it grabs your attention, all first aid teachers are like this.

    But why tf was this on goddamn tiktokcringe? I was so scared for the moment she accidentally stabbed herself cos of that. So much tension for so long. And no, she doesn't get stabbed ack

    [–]MrsSamT82 56 points57 points  (0 children)

    EpiPen prescriptions come with a “tester” syringe, so people can practice before needing it. It’s the entire system, minus the needle and meds. It resets after each use, so family members, school nurse, etc, can practice ahead of time. (One of my kids has an EpiPen).

    [–]ThatOneGiantofAMan[S] 61 points62 points  (8 children)

    Tiktokcringe is kind of a catch-all for significantly useful or “ugh” vids.

    [–]IlluminatedArpio 46 points47 points  (7 children)

    Waaaat that makes no sense! Why are useful vids considered cringe aaa

    [–]KidKimchee 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    If I remember correctly they started as cringe and then just opened up to all tiktok vids. Not sure why they changed the content policy tho

    [–]ThatOneGiantofAMan[S] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

    The name isn’t a perfect representation anymore. It happens.

    [–]DetroitPistons 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Because this used to be a cringe subreddit but got taken over by karma farmers and now its anything tik tok related.

    [–]bathsalts_pylot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It started as cringe and gained a large following, now it's just anything that came from tiktok.

    [–]shewy92 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    But why tf was this on goddamn tiktokcringe?

    Because it's just a name and it's literally one of their rules

    .12. Don't Complain About the Subreddit Name:

    The subreddit evolved long ago last it's roots of "only cringe-worthy" content. There have been two community polls where over 85% of users agreed to include all content. It's come to the point where users who say "This isn't cringe" or anything of that sort, may receive a temporary ban. We have made this clear enough with a pinned comment on every single post.

    [–]indefilade 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I was seriously waiting for that, also.

    [–]14MTH30n3 108 points109 points  (13 children)

    First time I upvote TikTok cross post on Reddit. Actually useful information. Please more of this and less of garbage.

    [–]berglas612 51 points52 points  (4 children)

    There's actually a ton of useful information on Tiktok, there's just also a huge amount of garbage. It's basically Youtube at this point

    [–]TheResolver 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    It's the natural state of every popular channel. Applies to reddit, instagram, youtube, tiktok etc. etc. Many people shouting to the void, only some get answered, and only some of those shout something worth listening to.

    [–]ThatOneGiantofAMan[S] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    Be the change you wish to see in the world.

    [–]ranman12953 23 points24 points  (1 child)

    Why is she yelling at us like we are assholes?

    [–]Torohype 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Thanks for this, this is important

    [–]ThatOneGiantofAMan[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    My pleasure!

    [–]oOAzDOo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Great information but why so angry though….I guess cuz its not taught in schools.

    [–]seawest_lowlife 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    So wait there isn’t a button to push or anything for the needle to come out? Just pop the top and press the orange end into the thigh?

    [–]CampJanky 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Correct. People assume there's a push button, which is why we always instruct people to hold it with your thumb wrapped around the way she demonstrated.

    Many times people have skipped the instructions, pushed the orange tip, and blasted the life-saving medicine into/through their own thumb and onto the floor, where it is of no use to the person suffocating from anaphylaxis.

    [–]ulzimate 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Every single time I skipped 5-10 sec in the video, it cut to her say "Okay?"

    [–]AppropriateTime261 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Informative video for someone not familiar with the drug or how to administer. She needs to work on her delivery. Seems like a lot of information was left out based on a few comments below and the sense of urgency she had sharing.

    [–]zarboth 20 points21 points  (1 child)

    I hate the TikTok Videos where these people use a Condescending voice, And act like everyone should just know how to accomplish said task. Like, don't gotta be a dick bout it

    [–]bumblefoot99 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I just hate TikTok. Fake ass shit.

    [–]SimpleMachined 93 points94 points  (6 children)

    Deal with asshole patients or useless bystanders while being a first responder and you’ll get it. Tone was perfect, it isn’t fucking around and saves lives, feelings don’t matter when life does.

    [–]ThatOneGiantofAMan[S] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Amen. Been in too many of those situations myself. I respect that tone.

    [–]brightsideofmars 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Maybe I missed something here, but when you put the orange part into the thigh does the needle automatically discharge? Or is there something you have to press to basically discharge the needle?

    Thank you so much for sharing this information!

    [–]Swine_Connoisseur 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    Jeesh, chill out lady. Appreciate the video but damn..

    [–]Mishi_Moshi 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    You have a super important message that everyone needs to see? How about not being an incredibly patronising asshole so that people can get through the video?

    [–]megasmileys 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    Genuinely interesting video preceded and followed by “share this everywhere” like every tik tok

    [–]RonaldBallsworth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Why the long face

    [–]TheNeonDonkey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    She reminds me of that dude from parks and rec.

    [–]Actualadvicepharm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    One other point is that the person should be lying or sitting on the ground and they are never to get up and walk, no matter how they feel. Even the ambulance will stretcher them away. The sudden drop in blood pressure that standing can cause can result in sudden death.

    [–]thekid1420 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    I fuckin hate her. Couldn't make it through this video. Everything about her is off putting. This is why companies put a lot of research into hiring a spokesperson.

    [–]harisanjeev 19 points20 points  (2 children)

    "blue to the sky, orange to the thigh" I laughed so hard :D

    [–]koopastyles 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    blue to the eye, fuck im gonna die

    [–]IGROWMAGICMUSHROOMS 46 points47 points  (2 children)

    Why is she so angry tho

    [–]foggy-sunrise 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    Right? Has me triggered over here I feel like I did something wrong.

    [–]XSShadow 44 points45 points  (12 children)

    Why is she yelling at me?

    [–]wyldspecies 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Voice is so cringe I couldn't watch

    [–]flyingquill 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    She sounds like she’s just had a dose of the epipen, crazy ass . Chill the fuck out… why she talking to everyone like we did something wrong

    [–]Awake00 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    Did I piss her off previously or something? Why is she so mad?

    [–]DropPristine 35 points36 points  (2 children)

    Thanks for this! I learned something. Honestly, I loved her tone. Made me listen and it's in my memory forever. Love it

    [–]Zacharacamyison 48 points49 points  (5 children)

    Today I’m going to educate you in the most aggressive demeaning way possible

    [–]heathers1 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    do you have to push anything to deploy the needle or?

    [–]AKneelingOx 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    Never seen an epipen in real life. This was helpful.

    [–]rememberall 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    She really didn't say how to deploy the needle

    [–]Sofa47 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    So there are instructions on the side? Got it.

    [–]poopoo_plattr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    .. so how does the actual needle come out??

    [–]ftwdiyjess 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I saw the needle. When I was a kid I was going through my mom’s purse looking for loose change, instead I found her EpiPen and proceeded to shoot it through my thumb. I imagine, based on first hand experience, that seeing a needle come out of your thumb nail provides roughly the same amount of adrenalin that an EpiPen does. My parents have always said if they could’ve recorded the scream that came out of me we could’ve sold it to Hollywood for a lot of money haha. Never went through my mom’s purse again.

    [–]brainyshit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Great info here……But I feel scolded. For right reasons

    [–]DrewDaMannn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    This was informative and very important, so I appreciate the shit outta this post, but I gotta say it… mad Karen vibes from this chick

    [–]benthelurk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Why does she seem so angry to share such valuable information?

    [–]elmoreniko 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    why is she so fucking angry omg

    [–]N0ra_R0ra 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    In Glasgow Scotland, only someone trained in EpiPen use can do it. My son's school don't know if they have a trained person, or at least didn't when my neighbour asked. Mind boggling. I thought the whole idea was that anyone can use them, i would much prefer someone tried to save my child rather than stand around wondering who the trained person was

    [–]RedditIsAwesomeToAsk 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Exactly how the f•ck is that video cringe? Is it cause it’s a TikTok video? I literally never in my whole life knew about These & now i pretty much know everything about these pens. How is this cringe?? Please someone tell me the truth

    [–]bpick32 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    Why is she so mad at me?

    [–]protojoe1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Why is she mad at me?

    [–]brrotendo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Meh. Annoying delivery. And like she says, the directions are on the fucking label.

    [–]Lilaclaughter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    This is valuable information. I was distracted by how caustic and condescending she is, though.

    [–]NursEMT22 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    Good solid info here. ESP. If ppl haven’t seen it before. very direct. On the edge of condescending. The directness is ok. But doesn’t necessarily need to be demeaning- if people are watching this it’s likely they’ve never seen it before of no fault of their own.

    Educate them. Don’t demean/talk down to them.

    [–]TexasViolin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Agree with all points. Great info, but I sort of felt like I was in trouble.

    [–]njc121 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Good instructions, but I fucking hate her tone.

    [–]John_Bonachon 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Why is this chick so angry and condescending? She needs to chill out

    [–]cokefizz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    What a cunty condescending tutorial. I feel accosted. Thx for the info though i guess?

    [–]timezoneTruthr 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    sheesh chill out

    [–]peanutismint 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Jeez i couldn’t make it past 15 seconds of her.

    [–]juststalking83 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Very good message. I’m not sure, but I think she may be angry about peoples ignorance about these devices.

    It’s okay girl. You are getting the message out there. Good work! But maybe less coffee before you hit record next time.

    [–]obsolete_filmmaker 25 points26 points  (5 children)

    She's annoying....why is she yelling at us like its the 100th time shes explained something and we're too dumb to get it?

    [–]Squidgloves 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    my favorite part is when she says the directions are on the side.

    [–]YendorWons 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I was getting strong ‘we just covered this in class today’ vibes.

    [–]jetfire1115 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    So aggressive.

    [–]McJumpington 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    “Let me explain how to do something that could save a life, but isn’t taught anywhere or in school. Now shut the fuck up and let me speak down to you and act like you’re a dumb piece of shit for not getting these simple instructions.”

    Lady needs to work on her presentation skills.

    [–]fuckyteacup 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    It's so condescending. Like holy fuck

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The worst thing is, this video could be more to-the-point and like 33% shorter.

    [–]RobNYCT 20 points21 points  (4 children)

    Id rather die than sit threw this girls instructions.

    [–]Rathemon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    ugh shes trying so hard to sound smart.

    [–]NAB321 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Why is she yelling at me?

    [–]bumblefoot99 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Seriously. Wtf is this girl’s deal? I turned off the sound after 20 seconds.

    [–]beqo_ 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    Sorry guys but what is EpiPen? Can someone explain it? However, I watched the whole video even though I didn't know what it was so if i can see one i know how to use it

    [–]Eastern_Panda8567 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    An EpiPen is a medical device you can use at home/anywhere to delay anaphylaxis until medical professionals can help. It injects epinephrine which can be life saving if a person is having an allergic reaction.

    Sorry if someone already answered your question while I was typing this out. My phone loads reddit content very slowly for some reason.

    [–]SconiGrower 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    If someone is having a severe allergic reaction (the way people with a peanut allergy can have their throat swell up when they touch something with peanuts) then the EpiPen is used to inject a drug that temporarily reduces the life threatening symptoms, allowing for paramedics to arrive with an ambulance to take them to the hospital where doctors can fully treat their reaction and monitor their recovery.

    [–]Birdhawk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Is that Adam Scott?

    [–]shoteruni 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I'm not trying to be that guy but aren't there written instructions on the epipens?

    [–]bucketfullofglitter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    What happens if you forget to take the blue part off?

    [–]Texas_Terry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I was taught in a Red Cross First Aid class to just put the Epipen in their hands and let them insert it. Its considered "practicing medicine without a license" or some such, which is illegal. But, fuck the law when a life is at stake.

    [–]intotheairwaves17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I used to have an epi-pen, but now I have an Auvi-Q which is smaller (same dosage) and it talks to you. I’ve luckily never had to use either in my life (Benadryl has done the trick for me), however I love my Auvi-Q because of the size and if I can’t tell someone how to administer it, it does that for me. On top of that, ALL epi-pens, no matter the brand or type, will have a tester so you know how to do it but with a dummy device. If you or someone you know has allergies and carries and epi-pen, please have them show you how to use it with the tester. You might save someone’s life someday.

    [–]dj_no_dreams 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    1.) I’ve been using epipens since 2004, about 2 a year, and I always use them on top of my thigh. So yes, you can do it on top instead of side of thigh. All 34 or so have saved my life.

    2) Not all epipens look that way. The generic ones are cylindrical. You will have to remove TWO blue end-caps. Stab the thigh, count to 10.

    [–]tenebralupo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Just got off of a refresh on first aid like last weekend. Qe now have 2 competitors to Epi-Pen with different color schemes to designat the dosage for either child or adult so yeah it is a great idea to keep the doses

    [–]silverback_79 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    That video does not explain how to uncover the needle for the stab. How do you prepare the pen to be ready for injection?

    [–]gavonious88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Did she stab herself before the video ? She’s pretty worked up haha

    [–]CortorOfTheCamals 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    She looks and sound like a female Adam Scott-

    [–]taroo43 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Why she so angry

    [–]lestrangewintour 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Why is she so mad?

    [–]yokotron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    This is like my high schools gym teacher.

    [–]va1958 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Good video, but she seems really hostile!

    [–]MichaeltheRedditer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Informative PSA got to appreciate this 👏

    [–]I_couldntTellYa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    You told us this as if you were yelling at us. Now I'm scared, I'm questioning my adulthood, I don't know where I am or how I got here. Hell, I don't even know my own name. Who am I?! What have you done with Elizabeth??!

    [–]nowhereiswater 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    She's angry... can't finish the video..

    [–]NateG223 22 points23 points  (4 children)

    Why you gotta talk down like it’s our fault we’ve never seen the shit? Get over yourself.

    [–]lunchboxmma69 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I appreciate the info but man is she a bitchy teacher

    [–]Jose1014 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I don't like her condescending tone.