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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:24 pm 
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My daughter is starting a job tomorrow. She will be clerking in a department store. We are trying to decide where the best place to keep her Epipen would be. I am thinking a drawer at the till would keep it available. The staff room would be locked. What do others do?
Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:30 pm 
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My first reaction is "Find a way to WEAR IT AT ALL TIMES!" You never know when or where you will be potentially exposed to an allergen that will set off an anaphylaxis. After attempting to beat this into our children's heads so many times, and likewise; for many of us; beating it into school administrator's heads, the BEST PLACE for epipens is right with the person, right on their bodies. As a first aider, and a person with anaphylactic allergies myself, I would rather not want to a) hunt for someones epipen in an emergency or; b) have them need to hunt for it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Finding a way to have the Epipen accessible at all times is the dilemma. Do adults still wear the Epibelts? When she was little she wore one. In middle and high school it was easy to keep it in a pocket of the binder that was always with her. Working in housewares in a department store has little opportunity for food exposure but we don't take chances.
Looking for creative practical ideas. Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:56 pm 
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Somewhere I have seen something that attachs to the leg under pants. (probably not skinny jeans).

Anyway, I'll look around again. I think it was on this forum. My DD wants one as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:52 am 
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The new Allergic Living advertises for the leg epi holder. p12

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:33 pm 
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I love that you easterners are up and at it so early in the am. :thanksign :huggy

Still waiting for my copy, but will be patient.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:26 am 
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Thank you for the suggestions. We did see the LegBuddy on pg. 12 of the latest issue of Allergic Living and are considering getting one. For the time being her supervisor suggested an Epipen be kept in the drawer at my daughter's till and a second in her purse.
She can focus her attention on learning her job.


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