HOW TO USE AN
APIJECT PREFILLED SYRINGE

 
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Step 1: ACTIVATE

Firmly push the needle cp and the needle hub together until you feel the two parts pack and hear a "click."

The device is now activated.

 
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Step 2: REMOVE CAP

Remove the needle cap.

 
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Step 3: INSERT

Tilt downwards so the lqiuid flows into the front bubble, closest to the needle.

When ready, insert the needle into the patient.

 
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Step 4: SQUEEZE

Steadily squeeze the back bubble, closest to the label, until all of the drug or vaccine is in the patient.

It should take about 5 seconds.

 
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Step 5: DISPOSE

Do not re-cap the needle.

Discard the used prefilled syringe in a puncture-proof safety disposal bin.

 
 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

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Instructional and Technical Specifications

Overview of the ApiJect prefilled syringe, needle sizes, and benefits.

Read here

 
 
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Instruction Pamphlet

Simple guide for healthcare workers on how to use the ApiJect prefilled syringe.

View here

 
 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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Q: Is the activation and injection process different if the ApiJect prefilled syringe is outfitted with an intradermal or subcutanious needle instead of an intramuscular needle?

A: No, the ApiJect prefilled syringe works exactly the same way regardless of whether the needle is for intradermal, subcutanious, or an intramusular injection.



Q: Can an ApiJect prefilled syringe be refilled?

A: No, the ApiJect prefilled syringe was designed so that it cannot be refilled. The prefilled syringe delivers one injection, and then should be properly discarded.



Q: What materials make up an ApiJect prefilled syringe?

A: The needle is made from steel. The needle cap, needle hub, and container are made from a combination of polypropylene and polyethylene.



Q: My ApiJect prefilled syringes were delivered on a strip. Does it matter which prefilled syringe I break off from the strip first?

A: No, it does not matter. However, we recommend you start with the prefilled syringe under the number “1” and work your way from there to help with any counting that may be required.



Q: What should I do if my prefilled syringe will not activate?

A: Any ApiJect prefilled syringe that does not activate as expected should be properly discarded.



Q: What if my Apiject prefilled syringe does not have a vaccine vial monitor (VVM)?

A: The decision on whether a VVM should be attached to an ApiJect prefilled syringe is up to the buyer of the vaccine or medicine. Not all medicines require a VVM.



Q: Should the needle be recapped after the injection is given?

A: No, the needle should not be recapped. This is to reduce the chance of needlestick injury. Instead, the needle cap and the used prefilled syringe should be properly discarded.