My husband who is an allergist has a question

  1. Do you have any families who are refusing the "adrenaclick" epi due to an exposed needle? The Epi-pen rep is at his office right now and is claiming that, and he is curious what you are seeing in schools. None of my kids use the adrenaclick. I have one using the Impax and rest all have Epi-pens.
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   KKEGS
    Haven't heard of anyone refusing it. I have a couple of Adrenaclicks but most of my kids have EpiPens.
  4. by   Farawyn
    No issues. Most kids have Epis as well.
  5. by   WineRN
    I have one with the adrenaclick but I know his parents are going to be changing to the AuviQ because it "seems easier"
  6. by   MHDNURSE
    He's pretty sure the rep is full of bs anyway...so I guess the rep is trying to say the school nurses are the ones refusing it. I told my husband that we basically throw a party when the family actually manages to send one in when they are supposed to and that I doubt we would suddenly become brand snobs and turn one away...my guess is that would be illegal anyway
  7. by   Windchaser22
    If it's not expired and works I'll take it. I have one with that device.
  8. by   Cattz
    My kids all have epi-pens. But, I would take whatever device, as well. I am just sooooo happy to get what the parent is supposed to provide.
  9. by   Flare
    no, haven't heard of anyone refusing it.
  10. by   Jen-Elizabeth
    Nope. But as someone said above, I'll take any device that works and isn't expired.

    But I also did away with students providing their own epi this year in favor of using stock EpiPens. I am loving this change thus far. I still ask parents to provide epi for field trips and the feedback I've gotten on that from parents is very positive. I'll let you know it goes after the first field trip .
  11. by   BCgradnurse
    I'm an allergy NP and had a rep in my office claiming the same thing. I haven't heard anything from parents stating they can't have Adrenaclick in school. Sounds like BS to me. I've transitioned most of my patients to AuviQ cause it's free for commercial insurance. The rest get whatever their insurance will cover.
  12. by   moreoreo
    I am not familiar with Adrenaclick--all my students with allergies have only ever turned in EpiPens but I know we would not refuse any warranted med so long as the doctor has signed our district's specific med form. I guess it would be extra training for teachers as they also are most familiar with EpiPens but just like everyone else I am just excited to receive any emergency medication!

    I love my husband but it would also be GREAT to be married to an allergist, as a school nurse. I am always reading articles and trying to learn more about anaphylaxis, best practice, allergy causes, etc. I'm sure it helps your husband too to be married to a school nurse and be aware of your side of things. (To my husband's "credit," he has an anaphylactic food allergy which has given me a lot of insight into what it's like to grow up with one!)
  13. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I'm an allergy NP and had a rep in my office claiming the same thing. I haven't heard anything from parents stating they can't have Adrenaclick in school. Sounds like BS to me. I've transitioned most of my patients to AuviQ cause it's free for commercial insurance. The rest get whatever their insurance will cover.
    Are you in the Boston area? Probably the same rep!
  14. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I'm an allergy NP and had a rep in my office claiming the same thing. I haven't heard anything from parents stating they can't have Adrenaclick in school. Sounds like BS to me. I've transitioned most of my patients to AuviQ cause it's free for commercial insurance. The rest get whatever their insurance will cover.
    As an aside, AuviQ charges commercial insurance companies $4500!!! That's why it's "free". Crazy!

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