Originally Posted by KenN
Is this a situation where an EpiPen would have been useful? My cousins have peanut allergies and they all carry EpiPens, but I am not sure how severe their allergies are.
When I was an EMT, the rule of thumb was that if someone was anaphylactic, there were dead before a BLS truck could get them to the ED unless they had epi pens with them right there.
I have epipens due to food allergy. I rarely find it necessary to physically carry them, but when traveling overseas where I am not as sure about things, I carry them constantly.