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Original Article
Using epinephrine autoinjector on YouTube: is it really useful ?
1 Department of Dermatology, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University School of Medicine, Muğla, Turkey  
2 Department of Emergency, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Training and Research Hospital, Muğla, Turkey  
3 Department of Emergency, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University School of Medicine, Muğla, Turkey  
Eurasian J Emerg Med ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/eajem.2017.36035
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Key Words: Autoinjector, epinephrine, YouTube
Abstract

Objective: Epinephrine is the best treatment for anaphylaxis and it works best if it is given within the first few minutes of a severe allergic reaction. Autoinjector is used by patient or their relatives when the reaction happens. The internet can be useful to educate this people as far as teaching by professionals. There is no study about epinephrine videos on youtube, as we know. We aimed to evaluate the verity of youtube videos about utilization of epinephrine autoinjectors and propriety of guidelines in this research.


Materials and Methods: To analyzed quality and propriety of youtube videos about autoinjectors; this study was performed by writing to search engine ‘’https: //www.youtube.com’’ on January 2015. The videos are scored from 1 to 10 for propriety.


Results: It is determined that of the 619 videos from our search, 210 are about epinephrine autoinjectors. They are significantly different to realibility and duration of the videos, the date of videos were loaded, the instution to load and target audience (p≤0.05), but there is no difference between realibility and displayed scores (p: 0.885).


Conclusion: In conclusion; we postulated that the social network is very efficacious in terms of medical education. The videos should be shared by medical doctors and formal institutions on youtube and other social networks in case of preventing misunderstanding.

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