Sunday, 19 November 2017

Changes to instructions on the administration of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior adrenaline autoinjector



Published by the Anaphylaxis Campaign  
5th October 2017
The Anaphylaxis Campaign has been contacted by several of our supporters about the changes to instruction of the administration EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior adrenaline.
We contacted Mylan UK for clarification and they have provided us with a position statement, please below:
Changes to instructions on the administration of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior adrenaline autoinjector
Mylan UK has recently received an approval for a variation to the administration of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior adrenaline autoinjector. This update is in line with changes in the USA, Australia and some European countries. The changes have been implemented based on post marketing surveillance as well as the results of a review of relevant literature.
There is no change to the device or the drug (adrenaline); the change is in the instructions for use as outlined below:
  • Reduced injection time from 10 to 3 seconds – this is based on research confirming delivery of adrenaline for 3 seconds is sufficient.
  • Removal of the massage step after the injection – this step has been removed to simplify the process of administering EpiPen® or EpiPen® Junior.
The changes above are aimed to improve patient compliance.
It is important to remember that, the effectiveness of the EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior will not be impacted regardless of whether it is held for 3 or 10 seconds.
We expect EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior with the 3 second label to enter pharmacies in the UK from November 2017 onwards. There may still be some EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior with the 10 second label available on the market.
Patients should be reassured that even if their product indicates it should be used for 10 seconds there will be no detrimental impact if it is only used for 3 seconds.
The adrenaline injectors prescribed in the UK at present are Emerade®, EpiPen® and Jext®. The Anaphylaxis Campaign has contacted ALK the pharmaceutical company that produces Jext® and Bausch and Lomb who produce Emerade® who have informed us that they have, at present, no plans the change the method of administration of their adrenaline autoinjectors.
 The place where the adrenaline is administered is the same for all three injectors; Emerade®, EpiPen® and Jext® are injected into the muscle in the front quarter of the outer thigh. However, the method of administration for each autoinjector varies slightly. Training should be given to all those who might be required to administer the adrenaline in an emergency, such as family members and friends. You can also find help on the website relevant to the injector you carry. For Emerade® visit www.emerade-bausch.co.uk, for EpiPen® visit www.epipen.co.uk and for Jext® visit www.jext.co.uk.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Imminent courses in Warrington

Future RTA courses in Warrington:
25/11/17 RYA First Aid now £65.
04/12/17 Emegency First Aid at Work £75.
04/12/17 3 day First Aid at Work £170.
15/01/18 Emergency Paediatric First Aid £65
15/01/18 2 day Paediatric First Aid £79.
27/01/18 RLSS Community Instructor £49.
02-09/03/18 Train the trainer (L3 AET) £375.
Assessor / IQA Units on demand.

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Open Water Lifeguard Courses

Planning for spring 2018 - Open Water Lifeguard courses in the North West at Budworth Sailing Club, Warrington Road, Great Budworth, Cheshire, CW9 6HA. http://budworthsc.org.uk/about-us/how-to-find-us/
Course dates:
Open Water Lifeguard Course (3 day initial course) running on  4th, 5th & 6th April 2018, 9am to 5.30pm.  Cost £260.
Open Water Lifeguard Course (1 day current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification holder conversion).  10th April 2018.  9am to 5.30pm. Cost £60. 
Open Water Lifeguard Course (3 day initial course) running 28th, 29th and 30th May 2018 (Day one is Bank Holiday).  9am to 5.30pm. Cost £260 
There has been a growth in open water swimming and triathlon events etc. and lifeguards are needed to support these events.  I am starting to collect names for interested individuals or groups that wish to complete this relatively new qualification.  More on the RLSS website.   Email me. mark@richmondtrainingassociates.co.uk Open Water Lifeguard Courses

Monday, 23 October 2017

RLSS UK National Water Safety Management Programme - NWSMP

Will be busy in November 2017 booked on a NWSMP Trainer/Assesssor standardisation day and a further day to upgrade to deliver the flood module and PPE module.  Really like this useful award, it alsocross  relates well to the Open Water Lifeguard course I can deliver check out my website .http://www.richmondtrainingassociates.co.uk/rlss-training.html

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

RYA Safeguarding Courses

Need a RYA Safeguarding course - book the RYA Safe & Fun interactive course here.
RYA Safe & Fun Safeguarding course

Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work course

I have the above course running at Grappenhall Youth & Community Centre, Warrington on 12/09/17 price now reduced to £59 First Aid Training

Monday, 14 August 2017

AED (defibs) for sale / rent.

Looking for an AED (Defib) I may be able to help I have for sale as new, manufactured 16/02/17 a Cardiac Science G5 Automatic with CPR Device in case and the accessory kit. Like new condition for £650 costs around £1000 new. 
If that's too expensive I can do an older 2008 Cardiac Science G3 in case with Adult pads to 24/12/17 and a battery that's still good for only £425 - bargain.
Failing that If you require a business / workplace defib on rental these can be supplied on a contract for £1 a day. A new defib in case with all pads and battery - less that a cost of a coffee. Contact me for details 03339 908087 http://www.richmondtrainingassociates.co.uk/aed-saleshire.html