National Alert for Serious Medication Errors Has Been Issued

Last week the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices issued a National Alert for Serious Medication Errors.  The alert warned health care professionals that dangerous medication errors could occur because of a shortage of Epinephrine prefilled syringes.

Alerts for Serious Medication Errors are only issued when there is a significant risk for serious or fatal errors.  Doctors, nurses and pharmacists are expected to take the immediate actions described in the Alert.

If you, or a loved one, are taking Epinephrine then ask your doctor, nurse or, pharmacist about the Alert and about the specific steps that they are taking to protect you from the potentially serious risks of medication errors.