How to Administer Epinephrine to an Uncooperative Child

How to Administer Epinephrine to an Uncooperative Child

What would you do if a child was having an allergic reaction, needed epinephrine, but was so afraid of the needle that they were physically defensive?

Here are some techniques, demonstrated by emergency department staff, that can be used to restrain a young child who needs an epinephrine auto-injector shot but might not be interested in cooperating.

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The idea is to safely restrain the child and prevent them from moving long enough so that you can use the epinephrine auto-injector on their thigh.

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