Teaching Our Kids About Food Allergies – Free Food Allergy Posters

Myth vs Fact – Calling an ambulance

Accompanying Information

Myth: “You need to call an ambulance because epinephrine is dangerous.”
Fact: All people experiencing anaphylaxis should be taken to the emergency department by ambulance. Epinephrine is short acting and additional epinephrine as well as additional medical care may be needed.
Commentary: If someone doesn’t give epinephrine because they didn’t want to call an ambulance then they made two mistakes.
For more on steps to be taken in an allergic emergency see If There is an Emergency section in the Living Confidently with Food Allergies Handbook.


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