Address Barriers to Getting Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis
Many patients with life-threatening allergies aren’t getting injectable epinephrine (EpiPen, etc) when they need it.
Evidence suggests only about 1 in 3 children with anaphylaxis are given epinephrine before going to the ED.
People often wait too long because they don’t recognize anaphylaxis...or don’t feel comfortable giving epinephrine. Or they may not be able to get it...due to high costs or ongoing local shortages.