Volume 21, Issue 16
Medication Safety Alert! August 11, 2016
In this week's issue:
- What Price Must We Pay for Safety? Excessive Cost of EPINEPHrine Auto-Injectors Leads to Error-Prone Use of Ampuls or Vials and Unprepared Consumers
- Low dose enteral syringe tip gets Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance
- Burns during Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) from patches with metal in the backing
- Risk with entering "test order"
A series of recent events reported to ISMP has intensified our previously documented concerns about very serious errors with EPINEPH rine that have occurred after healthcare providers felt compelled to replace cost-prohibitive EPIPEN ( EPINEPH rine injection) auto-injectors or a generic EPINEPH rine...