This drug device actually talks to you. Auvi-Q is similar to an EpiPen in that it contains the adrenaline hormone, epinephrine, which can halt a severe allergic reaction.
“Hopefully you're not having to do this frequently, but when you do need it, you need to know how to do it," Sanford Pediatrician Dr. Scott McKercher said.
Auvi-Q talks you through how to administer the life-saving medication. Simply place the device on a person's thigh and hold it there for five seconds. It then injects the epinephrine. Sioux Falls Dr. Scott McKercher says several of his patients already use the device, and it's helpful in case a person forgets how to use it during an emergency, or a person nearby needs to administer it for them.
"We might train you how to do something, and then a year later, you get in an event where you need it, and you've forgotten everything," McKercher said.
The makers of Auvi-Q hope that will be prevented in the future, thanks to this new tool.