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The Clinical Takeaway: Adrenaline injectors available in Australia with a focus on Anapen and Epipen

The Clinical Takeaway: Adrenaline injectors available in Australia with a focus on Anapen and Epipen

Description

In this episode:

 

– There are now two adrenaline injectors available in Australia and both have advantages and disadvantages
– Which to prescribe depends upon the patient or parent making an informed choice, hence our need to help in providing education and information
– The ASCIA action plan is specific to the device… tick the “brand substitution not permitted” box as changing devices would invalidate your counselling and direction on use and also the action plan
– Advise your patient to ask for a device with a long expiry date
– Check the patient’s technique when you prescribe replacement devices and update the action plan

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 38 mins

 

Guest: Maria Said, Registered Nurse; CEO of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia; Associate member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
 

Recommended Resources:

 

allergyfacts.org
ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis For use with Anapen®
How to give an Anapen®
ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis For use with EpiPen®
How to give an EpiPen®

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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