Acute Care Volume 21, Issue 16

Medication Safety Alert! August 11, 2016

In this week's issue:

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A series of recent events reported to ISMP has intensified our previously documented concerns about very serious errors with EPINEPHrine that have occurred after healthcare providers felt compelled to replace cost-prohibitive EPIPEN (EPINEPHrine injection) auto-injectors or a generic EPINEPHrine auto-injector with ampuls and/or vials. When a severe hypersensitivity reaction occurs, the EpiPen or a generic auto-injector can help ensure that lifesaving EPINEPHrine is available quickly and is administered in the correct dose and by the correct route of administration. The device automatically...

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