Anapen® Trainer Kit
Please note – Anapen® to be held in place for 3 seconds:
As per the recent change by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) the Anapen® is now to be held in place for 3 seconds (originally 10 seconds).
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) advises that the contents of the Anapen® Trainer Kit display the timing to hold the Anapen® in place as 10 seconds.
If the Anapen is held in place for 10 seconds, it will not affect the way that the adrenaline works. Anapen® devices should not be replaced unless they have been used, are just about to expire or have expired.
New ASCIA Anapen® Action Plans with 3 second hold are available to be printed here.
For further information relating to this change, please see: https://allergyfacts.org.au/allergy-management/risk/change-to-instructions-on-anapen-administration
The Anapen® Trainer kit is a great resource for teaching others how to use an Anapen®.
1 x Anapen® trainer (contains no adrenaline/epinephrine or needle and is reusable)
1 x A&AA Anapen® information booklet
1 x A4 ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis (Red) 2023
1 x A4 ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis (Orange) 2023
The latest updated versions of the ASCIA Action Plans are available here: ASCIA Action Plans and First Aid Plans for Anaphylaxis
How to administer an Anapen® can be found here: How to give an Anapen®
Leaflet on how to reset the Anapen® trainer device: Anapen® Trainer Leaflet 2021-09-14
Please note that reseting this Anapen® trainer is a different process to reseting the Anapen® trainer which was available in 2011-2014, please check the instructions in the leaflet above or provided in the box with your Anapen® trainer.
Jammed Anapen® trainer devices:
One of our long-term supporters discovered a way to fix the Anapen® trainer if it becomes jammed.
Please follow this online video instructions to fix your Anapen® trainer device: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y20j8K1_bC4.
The best way to prevent the Anapen® trainer from jamming is to follow the "How to reset the Anapen® trainer” instructions provided with the Anapen® trainer, please see a copy of the instructions here.