<< Allergy And Anaphylaxis: Principles Of Acute Emergency Management

Time- And Cost-Effective Strategies

  • Patients should be sent home with a prescription for 2 EAIs and teaching and instructions on the use of EAIs. When used correctly, autoinjectable epinephrine can save lives and reduce healthcare costs.
    Risk Management Caveat: Be certain that any prescribed medication is not only available (at a pharmacy), but also accessible to patients (affordable and the patient has the ability and time to fill the prescription). Patients who are unable to meet these requirements may need assistance from the ED pharmacy or hospital staff to ensure that they will be able to obtain the needed medication. 

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