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Adrenaline Auto-injectors to be reviewed by the European Medicines Agency

16 May 2014 in Classroom Training, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

Emerade 3The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started a review of adrenaline auto-injectors, which are used as first-aid treatment of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions) prior to calling for emergency medical  assistance.

This review was requested by the UK medicines agency, the MHRA, following a national review of all adrenaline auto-injector products approved in the UK.  Although the product information of adrenaline auto-injectors states that the devices deliver adrenaline into a muscle, the UK review concluded that there is no robust evidence that this is the case for all patients.  Depending on individual factors such as skin-to-muscle depth, adrenaline may instead be injected under the skin (but not into a muscle), which may result in a different absorption profile (uptake of the medicine by the body). Read the rest of this entry →

There is now another new type of auto-injector released in the UK called the Emerade

14 January 2014 in First Aid, Instructor, Online Training, QCF

There is now another new type of auto-injector released in the UK called the Emerade. This auto-injector is a little different from others on the market. Allergy specialists have asked for a simple adrenaline auto-injector with a higher dose, an extended shelf life and a longer needle and this is what the Emerade is designed to meet. See the ProTrainings video on Emerade click here

The features of this unit are: Read the rest of this entry →

Biphasic Anaphylactic Response – a second later reaction to a trigger

16 August 2012 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

Biphasic response is where there are two separate and distinct responses that are separated in time.  There would be

EpiPen Auto-injector for Anaphylaxis Treatment

EpiPen Auto-injector for Anaphylaxis Treatment

an immediate reaction to the trigger which is then followed by a recurrence of symptoms after an interval of time with no symptoms or signs.  This Anaphylactic reaction can happen happen between 2 and 72 hours so can happen after discharge from hospital. These second reactions can occur in as many of 20 percent of cases.  The biphasic reaction can be less severe than, equally severe as, or more severe than the initial reaction, ranging from mild symptoms to a fatality.

Biphasic reactions happen in up to one-third of patients who have had a near-fatal reactions. These patients seem to have fully recovered when severe bronchospasm suddenly recurs.  Predicting if a second reaction will occur is not easy but the more severe the reaction or when two auto injectors are needed the higher the chance of a recurrence.    Read the rest of this entry →

Jext Auto Injector for Anaphylaxis Treatment

19 December 2011 in Classroom Training, Equipment, Featured Articles, First Aid

We have adapted all our Anaphylaxis courses to include the new Jext Auto Injector. This auto injector is not a “new version of the epi-pen” it is a different brand and has a lot of benefits over other auto injectors.

  • Longer shelf life of 2 years
  • Better temperature range allowing for a more stable drug
  • Needle cover when activated
  • Comes in a case to keep safe
  • Simply put on the leg then pushed to fire the unit but could be used the same as an epi-pen if by mistake

If you look at our youtube channel you will find some training videos.  We have added a Anaphylaxis student manual to the course and updated the PowerPoint. You will need a Jext trainer and the Epi-Pen Trainer to show both systems.  The Jext is not available in all area’s yet but this is expanding rapidly across the country so both systems will be available next year and some retraining will be needed.  On completion of the ProTrainings Anaphylaxis course students will receive the free student manual and other features as well as the wall certificate/wallet card.  Jext trainers are available from our online first aid shop.

We will be adding Jext to our online sites in the New Year and adding a Anaphylaxis course online soon.

For more information please email or call 01223 911805

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