Explain Risks and Benefits of Using Epi Auto-Injectors in the Hospital
Epinephrine errors when treating anaphylaxis are still occurring.
Accidentally giving epinephrine 1 mg IV...instead of 0.15 or 0.3 mg IM...can lead to cardiac arrhythmias, ischemia, and even death.
Using epinephrine auto-injectors in the hospital may reduce error risk. But it can cost at least $300 for two prefilled auto-injecting syringes. And delays can occur if clinicians don't know how to use it.