Re: First Aid
Neil J. O'Connor (njoconno@FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU)
Wed, 14 Jun 1995 13:50:18 CST
In Message Wed, 14 Jun 1995 01:16:40 -0400,
"Don E. Robinson, M.D." <WA4YYM@AOL.COM> writes:
>> The kid took about 10 steps
>>and his heart and breathing stopped.
> This is why I always carry a little kit called ANA-KIT with me in our
>troop firstaid kit. It is available by prescription only since it contains a
>syringe of adrenalin as well as some Benadryl.
Thanks, Doc, for this recommendation. The "old" ANA-KITs, BTW, do require
one to inject the medication with a regular syringe (my wife's carried them
for years due to allergies). For those with some concerns about their
(emotional) ability to inject someone else (especially a child), the latest
anyphalactic (sp?) shock kit comes in an auto-injector: push the tip
against the patient, and the needle/medication is spring driven to correct
depth and medication injected. My wife switched to these two years ago, and
we're both more comfortable with this device (for those of you in the
military, these work on the same principle as the atrpoine injectors used in
I don't have an injector in my kit, but I'm planning on discussing this with
the Troop's physician/father! Thanks for the recommendation!
Neil O'Connor, ACSW, C-ICSW
Senior Clinical Social Worker, Oncology Clinics
U of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
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