Shortage of Epinephrine Prefilled Syringes: System Supports for Use of Epinephrine Ampoules
Shortages of critical medications have become more common during the COVID-19 pandemic. Epinephrine prefilled syringes is one such critical product that has been in short supply. This bulletin shares a proactive approach that was developed and implemented by a regional paramedicine service to safely introduce the temporary use of epinephrine ampoules and mitigate the risk of medication errors. The example illustrates a growing interest in medication safety and the design of systems to support patient-facing practitioners.