Canadian Addison Society

Surgical Guidelines

This Surgical Guidelines document is published for the convenience of attending physicians.

(Members and adherents of The Canadian Addison Society who may also access this document should share it with their Physician(s) and not be personally concerned about having access to the equipment described in the document.)

Injection Kit

Injectable hydrocortisone is given intramuscularly, which means that it is injected into a large muscle. When giving yourself an injection, the easiest and best place to give it is in the thigh on the same side as your dominant hand (for example, the right thigh if you are right-handed). Adults should always carry injectable medication with them, when they travel. If you have a child with AI, you or the child’s caregiver must always carry the child’s medication. If the child is in school, the school nurse must know about your child’s condition.

Brochures & Holder Program

We are pleased to introduce our complimentary Brochures & Holder Program, an important element of our ongoing Awareness Campaign. If you are an AI patient and feel your Doctor(s) may be interested in contributing a little bit of counter space for our Brochures, please take this info sheet to your next appointment.

To all Healthcare Providers:

If you are a Healthcare provider and have a little bit of counter space for us in the patient area of your facility, please submit an order. There is absolutely no charge of any sort, including refills of brochures.

You may view the Brochure on our website by following this link:

Brochures & Holder ProgramSmall countertop footprint
12 cm W x 8.25 cm D
4-3/4" W x 3-1/4" D