Remove Vasopressin From Adult Crash Carts

Hospitals will be updating advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) protocols...due to new Am Heart Assn guidelines.

Emphasize the following pharmacotherapy changes when revising procedures...and re-evaluating your crash carts.

Adult resuscitation. Consider removing vasopressin. Using it with or without epinephrine has NO benefit over epinephrine alone. It also costs about $200/dose versus $7 for an epinephrine prefilled syringe.

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