Learning to Inject
Patients with NOMID receive their first Kineret injection at a hospital or doctor’s office. A trained professional then teaches a parent or another caregiver so they can continue with daily injections at home.
Whether you are a parent injecting your child or a patient learning to self-inject, it is important to learn the correct way to handle syringes and injection technique so you can gain the confidence you need.
Also make sure to read the Instructions for Use included with every prescription and refill before you start using Kineret. There may be new information.
Adjusting To The Daily Regimen
Injecting a child every day–whether a newborn or a toddler–can be intimidating. It may be stressful and difficult at first, but remember that by starting these injections, you are providing medicine that may help decrease their symptoms.
As children grow up, they may become more involved in their care and eventually lean to inject themselves. You may encourage them along; just pay attention to their cues to see if they are truly willing and able. It may take some time and a few tries to accept and master self-injection.
After all, no one starts out as an expert. So please be patient as you find what works for you and your family. Always consult your doctor or nurse with any questions and concerns. Next, click to review the injection training materials Kineret has available.
Start Out Right With Kineret Injection Training:
As a complement to the initial injection instructions you may receive, use the Kineret injection training materials to help you get started.
In the Kineret Injection Video, caregivers, patients, and a nurse share their experiences and take you through Step–by–Step Instructions. The video includes a chapter on Tips for First-Timers with advice on everything from preparing the child, practicing injections, and ways to manage injection site pain.
You can also download the Kineret Patient/Caregiver Guide to follow along and consult later. Our complete guide covers NOMID disease information, detailed injection instructions, and expands on the tips and strategies shown on the video. It also includes key definitions and our list of helpful websites.