New Instructions for Epipen Autoinjectors

3 second EpiPen®s are now available

EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors with the 3 second label will start to enter pharmacies in Australia and New Zealand from today (13 June 2017) onwards.   

The devices have not changed, just the instructions on the label, which now include:

  • Reduced injection time from 10 to 3 seconds – this is based on research confirming efficacy and delivery of adrenaline through the 3 second delivery.
  • Removal of the massage step after the injection – this has been found to reduce the risk of tissue irritation.

EpiPen®s with a 10 second label can continue to be used and should not be replaced unless they have been used, are just about to expire or have expired.   All EpiPen®s should now be held in place for 3 seconds, regardless of the instructions on the label.  However, if they are held for 10 seconds it will not affect the way that the adrenaline works.

To access updated ASCIA Action Plans for Anaphylaxis, ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses, the 3 second EpiPen® training video and other resources go to www.allergy.org.au/anaphylaxis

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Customer Testimonials 14/7/16

Please read below more feedback from our course participants:

“Very clear and concise. Ample opportunity to clarify and ask questions. Thanks heaps.”

“Very clear and precise instructions. Plenty of time for completing practical assessment.”

Feedback received from training in Thornbury 11/7/16

 

“Excellent – I feel very confident doing CPR now unlike previous courses.”

Feedback received from training in Chirnside Park.

 

The facilitator of this training was outstanding. The delivery was succinct and informative. She was thorough, competent and respectful of prior knowledge in the room. The delivery gave a good balance between practical application in pairs and listening/discussion of information. As a participant I left feeling confident in applying these skills in the workplace and community.

Email received 24/6/16 

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Customer Testimonials 31/05/16

We’ve received so much favourable feedback lately that we thought it would be nice to share some of our customer’s comments. Feedback is collected from all attendees and we read everything! It’s so pleasing to see that the feedback is evenly spread across all of our trainers, which means lots of happy customers.

“Bolace is a very engaging trainer, she was very knowledgeable and always helpful answering questions. I learnt more during this refresher than I did when I originally first did my training at Vic Uni. Thanks again, very fun day.” Attendee from Greensborough 30/4/16

“I attended first aid training tonight at Chirnside Park site, and did not fill out evaluation form, however I wanted to provide some feedback on the first aid trainer. The trainer was very professional. Her ability to provide constructive and positive feedback are exemplary skills, and I wanted to say thank you. In my opinion, this has been the best training experience I have had with Revive2Survive, and most of my First Aid/CPR training has been with you.” Attendee from Chirnside Park, Thursday 28/4/16

“Brilliant, couldn’t be happier!” Attendee from Cockatoo Neighbourhood House, 7/5/16

“Fantastic demonstration – quick and concise, information given was adequately explained. Sufficient training equipment was provided. Follow up assessment was relevant and covered throughout the session. Thank you!” Attendee from Mernda, 3/5/16

“Jenny was engaging and moved through the content at a great pace. Questions were answered with detail and respect. Managed to hold the attention of a large group effortlessly.” Attendee from Mernda, 3/5/16

“Ken was a fantastic trainer. He was enthusiastic, friendly and confident with the information.” Attendee from Clayton, 27/4/16

“Awesome! Jason was the best first aid presenter I have had (I have had MANY). Kept my attention the whole time, (even though I’m tired after a long day at work).” Attendee from Doncaster East 30/5/16

Thank you to our great trainers and to our customers for their continued support and honesty.

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Customer Testimonial 22/2/16

Below is a testimonial received this week from the owner of a childcare centre in the southern suburbs of Melbourne:

I must say the training with Adam was probably the best we’ve had so far (and it was always very good!) so that’s saying something. He was excellent.

Email received 22 February 2016

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