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Act-o-Vial Education

Act-o-Vial: In Case of Emergency

Be Prepared!

This is step-by-step instruction (with pictures) made by our Center to teach you how to inject Act-o-Vial Solucortef (injectable hydrocortisone) for Emergencies.

You can download it:

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DR. KIM’S ACT-O-VIAL TIPS: 

  1. Always check that the boxes say Act-o-vial (and aren’t just the Solu-cortef powder) before you leave the Pharmacy.
  2. Have multiple Act-o-vial kits at home.
  3. Make emergency bags with: 2 Act-o-vial kits, 4 needles and syringes, alcohol wipes, band-aids, emergency letter.
  4. Practice on your expired kits!
  5. Remember to take off the yellow tab – doing so before you press down on the cap will help you remember (and not poke through the plastic).

ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY TEACHING VIDEO

This is a great video about stress-dosing and CAH, by Louise Fleming, NP and CARES Foundation. It is under 10 minutes long, and ideal to show to School Nurses and other caregivers.

  • Stress-Dosing Education Video

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ACT-O-VIAL RECYCLING PROGRAM

**YOU CAN HELP OTHERS WITH CAH LEARN THIS LIFE-SAVING INJECTION BY DONATING YOUR EXPIRED VIALS**

Your expired vials can make a big difference for others to learn how to inject Act-o-Vial at a CAH Education Event. Please send in your expired vials to CARES Foundation, without prescription information, and they will be used for education purposes by families.

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