EpiPen® training device
Even if you are well trained in the use of EpiPen®, you may be too unwell to during anaphylaxis to administer it yourself. That’s why it’s a good idea to ask your family and friends to practise using an EpiPen® training device.
The device works the same way as EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr, except it does not have a needle and does not contain adrenaline.
Watch the training video
Encourage people to watch the video titled “How to Use EpiPen® Trainer”. The video is available in English and 25 other languages and explains how to practise giving anaphylaxis first aid.
Also ask people to watch the video “How to Use EpiPen® or EpiPen® Jr.”
Order free devices
Did you know that registered members of the MyEpiPen® Patient Support Program can request up to three free EpiPen® trainer devices. All you need to do is click here > to make your order.
Tell your family and friends that EpiPen® is designed to be used by people with no medical training. Remind them of the blue to the sky, orange to the thigh mantra that is explained in the training videos. This will help them remember the two-step process of administering EpiPen® :
- Remove the blue cap from the top of the device.
- Apply the orange end to the thigh.
It's also a good idea to show people your ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis and tell them where they can find it in an emergency.
A real-life example
Have you watched the MyEpiPen® video about Henry and Tia? It’s a real-life example of how practising with a training device gave Tia confidence to administer EpiPen® when Henry experienced a severe allergic reaction at a festival and was too severely affected to administer EpiPen® himself.
EPI-2023-0168. May 2023.