Emergency care with EpiPen for severe allergic and asthmatic reactions is life saving, but many patients who carry them for emergency use forget how to use them after 3 months. Medscape reports on a study reporting at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology that most patients thought they knew how to use the EpiPen, but none of them knew of the need to rub the site after injection to cause absorption of the medication. Some even had a problem figuring out which side of the pen to use - and that was when not even experiencing an emergency. Continued education is necessary for people to use the device properly. Every day 9 people die from asthma attacks.