Live Auto Injectors

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Proper Handling of Auto-Injectors


In this section, we will explore the correct handling and storage of auto-injectors. It's crucial to follow these guidelines to ensure the safety and effectiveness of these life-saving devices.

Unpacking Your Auto-Injector

Jext Auto-Injector:

After removing the Jext auto-injector from its cardboard packaging, lift the tab to expose the device's end. Inside, you'll find detailed instructions on its usage.

EpiPen Auto-Injector:

The EpiPen auto-injector features a yellow tab. Simply push it with your thumb to reveal the device. Instructions are also included inside the unit.

Protection Against Light

UV Sunlight Sensitivity:

Both auto-injectors are sensitive to light. To shield them from UV sunlight, use the provided plastic cases. Never leave them exposed in your bag or outside of their protective casing.

Storage Conditions

Operating Temperatures:

Ensure your auto-injectors are stored within their recommended temperature range for optimal performance.

Identifying Live Units


The EpiPen's live unit resembles the training auto-injector. It features the same front design, colour, and a blue cap. Removing the cap readies the device for use.


The Jext auto-injector functions identically to the training version. It has a cap on the end, which can be removed when needed. Safely reattach the cap if accidentally removed.

Safe Storage and Transport

Returning Auto-Injectors to Their Cases:

After use or when not needed, place the auto-injector back into its protective case. Ensure the lid is securely closed to prevent exposure.

Following these guidelines is essential for the proper handling, storage, and transportation of auto-injectors, which are vital tools in managing severe allergic reactions.