How many Epi Pens should we have on hand?

Posted on: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:40am
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My DD14 was diagnosed this summer with a peanut allergy. We live in Eastern Montana with just a tiny little hospital(if you can call it that!) there is an ER, but it takes sometimes as long as 30 minutes for a health care provider to arrive. There is no one standing by! It is 80 miles to the nearest "real" hospital and from there the distance to the next hospital can be even greater depending on which direction you are going! My DD rides the bus with her school team to various towns all over Montana, there is no nut ban on the bus. She so far is not contact or inhalation allergic. What I worry about most is eating out at restaurants and then her having a reaction on the bus. So the question is: How many Epi Pens should she have on the bus? She has 2 she self carries and the coach takes the 2 from the office so she has a total of 4, is that enough?

Posted on: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:41am
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And how many should we have when travel in the car? We usually just have the 2 that she self carries.

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