Epinephrine kits - errors

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Julie A DAmbrosi
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Epinephrine kits - errors

With the ongoing shortage of epinephrine "bristojets" and recall of 503b 1 mg/10 ml syringes, we are discussing potential failures of stocking epinephrine kits (containing epinephrine 1 mg/ml vial/ampule, sodium chloride for dilution to 10 ml, syringe with luer lock, filter needle, alcohol wipe, and preprinted syringe label for diluted product) in code carts for cardiac arrest events. What failures have other institutions considered/seen in practice? This epinephrine preparation is NOT intented for anaphylaxis as we have EpiPens widely available on all patient care units.