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What Is Anaphylaxis And How Is It Treated?

A severe allergic reaction, also known as anaphylaxis, occurs in some people when they are exposed to a usually harmless substance, called an allergy trigger.

The body overreacts to allergy triggers and releases chemicals to protect itself.

In severe cases, this reaction produces life-threatening symptoms.

Common triggers that can lead to a severe allergic reaction include:

In our wilderness first aid courses students are trained and certified in the use of Epinephrine Auto Injectors such as the EPI Pen. Students taking higher level Wilderness First Aid courses are trained in how to inject Epinephrine via a syringe and a vial.

Currently in Canada there are 2 main delivery devices commercially available.

1st is the Epi Pen

The 2nd is the AUVI-Q Auto Injector

For more information please follow these links

Epi-Pens Are Available In Both Adult & Youth Doses

AUVI-Q Is Available & Being Prescribed In Canada

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