Golden, Colo. — August 20, 2015 — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has added PharmaJet’s needle-free injection tutorial to their educational curriculum. Posted in early July, the video provides instructions for intramuscular vaccine administration, and is part of: “Patient Care Considerations for Immunizing Pharmacists” in the APhA Pharmacist Injection Certification curriculum.
The Pharmacist Injection Certification Program serves thousands of pharmacists each year, and educates them on the best ways to safely and efficiently inject vaccines and other medicines into patients. PharmaJet’s needle-free injector is specifically approved for use in administering needle-free flu shots, with patients aged 18-64.
“The APhA has trained more than 260,000 pharmacists with their program and we are pleased that they are adding the PharmaJet Needle-free injection system to their standard immunization techniques training curriculum. This method provides a safe alternative to traditional immunization methods1, and it is now being taught to pharmacists across the country,” said Ron Lowy, Chairman and CEO of PharmaJet, Inc.
The PharmaJet Needle-free Injector is fast and safe. Because it does not use any needles, it eliminates the possibility of needle stick injuries and provides individuals an alternative to receiving a flu vaccination in a way that reduces anxiety associated with needles.
1Refer to Instructions for Use and the individual device & drug/biologic labeling for prescribing information to ensure safe injections and to review
Based in Golden, Colorado, PharmaJet was founded with the goal of reducing the use of medical needles throughout the world. PharmaJet’s innovative Stratis® Injector has U.S. FDA 510(k) marketing clearance, CE Mark, and WHO PQS certification to deliver medications and vaccines either intramuscularly or subcutaneously. The PharmaJet Needle-Free Injector is easy-to-use and eliminates needle-stick injuries, needle re-use and cross contamination, and helps reduce “sharps” waste disposal.