Note: This is the current course for 2017.
This course was created in June 2017 to incorporate updated ASCIA Action Plans and important changes to EpiPen® and EpiPen®Jr adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors. The devices have not changed, just the instructions on the label:
- Reduced injection time from 10 to 3 seconds
- Removal of the massage step after the injection
EpiPens 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 EpiPens 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.
13 June 2017