Have you memorised the EpiPen® mantra: Blue to the Sky, Orange to the Thigh? These eight simple words can help guide you if you need to use EpiPen® for yourself or someone else.

1st Tip: Blue to the Sky

This part of the mantra can prompt you to complete the initial process of using EpiPen®.

  • Grasp the EpiPen® Auto-Injector with the blue safety cap pointing upwards (towards the sky).
  • Remove the safety cap by pulling straight up – do not bend or twist.

2nd Tip: Orange to the Thigh

This part of the mantra prompts you to complete the process of using EpiPen®.

  • Place the orange tip against the middle of the outer thigh at a right angle (90-degree angle).
  • Push the auto-injector firmly into the thigh until a click is heard or felt.
  • Hold firmly in place for 3 seconds and then remove.

3rd Tip: One more thing

Always seek medical attention after using EpiPen®. Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.

Now that you have the basics, why not watch our training videos on how to use EpiPen®, which are available in 26 languages.