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Cardiac Epinephrine 1:10,000 (0.1 mg/mL) SHORTAGE

Our office has recently been notified about a potential shortage of prefilled epinephrine syringes (1:10,000 “cardiac epinephrine).  Although the scope of the shortage is still a bit unclear, it appears that the prefilled syringe dosing will be in short supply at least through the summer months.  To address this issue, Dr. Wolfson has created alternative dosing/administration instructions to enable the use of 1:1,000 epinephrine for those previously authorized by protocol to administer the drug.  Those instructions are attached. 

Our office has recently been notified about a potential shortage of prefilled epinephrine syringes (1:10,000 “cardiac epinephrine).  Although the scope of the shortage is still a bit unclear, it appears that the prefilled syringe dosing will be in short supply at least through the summer months.  To address this issue, Dr. Wolfson has created alternative dosing/administration instructions to enable the use of 1:1,000 epinephrine for those previously authorized by protocol to administer the drug.  Those instructions are attached. We have done our best to provide a simple and easy solution to work around this shortage.  However, as with any change from standard practice, a new procedure requires familiarization and practice to minimize the possibility of error.  We would further suggest that providers cross check any medication dose with a second provider before administration.

Please remember that the alternative administration instructions should only be used if prefilled syringes are not available. 

If there are any questions regarding the new procedure, please feel free to contact our office. 

We will continue to monitor this and any other potential medication shortages and will do our best to keep you updated.

 

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