This video explains how to set up an allergy safety system at home for immediate access to an EpiPen shot.
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I'm Elizabeth Goldenberg the founder of Onespot Allergy. I have two sons and my youngest son Jacob has severe food allergies. I have described to you the importance of wearing a medication belt when away from home. What I want to explain now is the importance of keeping that medication belt in a designated and easily accessible location within the home. What I've noticed happening was Jacob would wear his medication belt all day and then come home and hang it on his kitchen chair. The problem was it wasn’t obvious to me at a glance where his medication was because it could be under his backpack, it could be under his hoodie, it could be on the wrong chair. And there was just a feeling of disorganization about it. I realized I know where my fire extinguisher is it’s always on the same location. I know exactly where my first aid kit is, so I can run those things when I need them. And the medication belt should be no different. For this reason, I located medication hooks so that I can setup a designated place for Jacob to store this belt when it’s not on his body. If Jacob is not wearing his medication belt its right here on the hook. You might be convinced now to get and a hook, but trust me any hooks that you can find to this to yourself won’t stay up under the weight of our medication belt. I’ve tried them and they all eventually slide down under the weight if the belt. What’s special about the hooks located for Onespot Allergy is that they have the depth necessary to accommodate the medication belt and they have a wide magnetic backing so they stay firmly in place. I have these available in all of my allergy safety kits and also individually in my store. In my opinion it’s extremely important to wear medication belt when you're away from home and it’s extremely important to hang that belt in a designated and easily accessible location.
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