Training for an Anapen?? First Aid and CPR courses available.
How do I use the Anapen®?
There are 4 main steps.
REMOVE Anapen and DO NOT touch needle. Massage injection site for 10 seconds.
The needle does not retract completely and may cause a needle stick injury. The used Anapen may be placed in a suitable plastic container.
What should I do after giving the Anapen®?
You should always call an ambulance even if the Anapen® relieves symptoms. Your action plan for anaphylaxis provides the phone number. When an Anapen® has been used the patient should remain under medical observation for at least 4-6 hours after the symptoms have resolved.
This is great information for the use of Anapen’s. Simple Instruction has been conducting Apply First Aid (Senior First Aid) courses showing how the use an Anapen if anaphylaxis occurs. If you would like to come to one of Simple Instruction’s courses on the Northern Beaches or would like to book a Private course, we would love to hear from you. I hope you have enjoyed this information from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and if you would like any more great information see their website @ www.wch.edu.au .