Auto-injector pens – APL Health
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Auto-injector pens

Following a recent change in legislation, all schools in the UK are now allowed to buy spare adrenaline auto-injectors, used primarily in emergencies for children suffering from serious allergic reactions.

Until recently a prescription was required for children to carry them in school, but in a bid to prevent avoidable deaths due to allergic reactions, auto-injectors such as EpiPen, Jext or Emerade can be purchased by schools from pharmacies, and stored at the school for emergency use.

Prior consent from doctors and parents must be obtained before use, and the dose may only be used if their personal allocated device isn’t available, doesn’t work properly, or has been used incorrectly.

Therefore if you have any students who carry adrenaline auto-injectors, it may be prudent to contact their parents and ask permission to use the potentially life-saving medication should it be necessary.