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Written by AlisonFreemantle on Friday 14th January 2022
MHRA recommendations to support the effective and safe use of adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) from Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG and Portsmouth CCG
New recommendations from MHRA for patients using AAIs include:
Key messages that should be conveyed to patients about what to do in an emergency:
Be prepared – information for the patient:
Trainer devices are available by requesting from the manufacturer. Patients and carers are strongly encouraged to obtain these to ensure familiarity with the brand supplied as there are differences in the way each is used.
The trainer devices do not contain a needle or adrenaline but otherwise mimic the functionality of a real device. Importantly, trainer devices can be re-used, allowing the patients and carers to practise the action of administration as many times as they need to.
Full Medicines Optimisation Bulletin can be viewed here: https://www.cpsc.org.uk/download_file/view/3328/2338