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 Post subject: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:18 pm 
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/201 ... y-ana.html

Makes sense to me, but something to be aware of.

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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:41 am 
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Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:46 pm 
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Makes sense, but in an emergency people panic.

THEY NEED TO FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:12 pm 
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I've always pulled it straight up, but I can see how you could easily pull it to one side...

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:42 am 
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Bumping to keep this at the top of the list...

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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:17 pm 
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is this because the old ones you had to twist? I never had an old one but I remember something about turning the lid on it... :scratchy

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Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure


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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:28 am 
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I don't think they had to be twisted, but they were round and twisting them didn't cause an issue.

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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:03 pm 
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I used one of the old styles on my child and can easily see how I could have twisted rather than pulled it off directly. My hands were shaking and I was not the one in anaphylaxis.

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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:15 pm 
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AnnaMarie wrote:
I don't think they had to be twisted, but they were round and twisting them didn't cause an issue.


I agree - the ond epi-pens had a round cap that pretty much only came off one way from what I recall. Unfortunately I just disgarded my expired epis - otherwise I would have tested it.

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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:18 pm 
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What if someone who's never opened one before is trying (in an emergency) to get the cap off. they would twist, pull, turn until it came off. :frightened :frightened :frightened

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Cap Warning
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:06 pm 
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http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_f ... 01_han.pdf
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We have excellent policies in place already in the schools, Mr. Speaker, and that’s because the School Act fundamentally says that schools have to be safe and caring. They have to provide a safe environment. We have to legislate anaphylactic policy. We legislate against bullying. We legislate against – well, you name it. We can just legislate everything and make everybody safe.
The School Act says that we have to create safe and caring schools. Every single teacher, every single principal, every single student, every single parent works together on policies, procedures, and day-to-day operations to ensure that safety. Just because something might or might not be in legislation does not mean that it’s weak because it’s not in legislation or assured because it is. It all comes down to people and how vigilant they are and whether or not the actual day-to-day policies are in place.
Mr. Speaker, my last concern with this is that we become too rigid in our legislation about anaphylaxis policy. We always talk about how legislation is not adaptive or flexible or responsive to meet quick issues that might arise – new treatments, new policies, new procedures – so if we create legislation that may take two or three years and we have to have public consultations to get it changed, we may actually wind up with legislation in place that’s more harmful to students or the situation in schools than it is good.
I encourage all members not to support this motion.
Doug Griffiths, educator & mla.


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ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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