No mixing = No mix‑ups.

The SIMPLICITY and SAFETY of EMERPHED ready-to-use ephedrine.

EMERPHED’s 3 simple steps:

Step 1:

Syringe drawing from Emerphed vial

Draw administration dose

Step 2:

Syringe with needle removed

Remove needle

Step 3:

Syringe with leur lock connected

Connect to luer lock to administer through IV line

Aligns with standardization recommendations of patient safety and professional organizations: APSF,1 ASHP.2

Logo: APSF

Logo: ASHP. Pharmacists Advancing Healthcare

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DELAYS and DRAWBACKS of TVSP (traditional vial and syringe process):

Risk for error if using concentrated ampule

Step 1:

Ampule snapping

Crack open ampule

Step 2:

filter needle

Use filter needle to extract 1 mL of ephedrine into syringe

Step 3:

syringe with needles

Replace filter needle with regular needle

Step 4:

Syringe in saline bag

Draw saline from IV bag into syringe

Step 5:

graphic: swirling a syringe

Swirl syringe to mix

Step 6:

syringe with needle

Remove needle

Step 7:

syringe with leur lock

Connect to luer lock to administer through IV line

Risk for error if using concentrated vial

Step 1:

Syringe pulling from vial

Draw ephedrine from vial into syringe

Step 2:

Syringe in saline bag

Draw saline from IV bag into syringe

Step 3:

Graphic: swirling syringe

Swirl syringe to mix

Step 4:

Syringe with needle

Remove needle

Step 5:

syringe with leur lock

Connect to luer lock to administer through IV line

FDA warns of risk with the use of products that require compounding.

Graphic of Saline Bag and text: 48% of errors

Nearly half of errors with IV medications occur during preparation or administration3

Icon: alert!
Graphic of swirling syringe with text At-risk practices

At-risk practices include number of steps required, syringe-to-syringe transfer, unnecessary dilution, and use of saline flush syringes to dilute IV medications3,4

Ready-to-use, maufacturer-prepared products are viewed as the drug delivery of choice.

Vial with text: Easy

Low risk for contamination and ease of use3

Vial with text: Efficient

Recommended to help reduce errors while maintaining efficiency3

References: 1. Recommendations for improving medication safety. Consensus from four work groups at the 2018 APSF Stoelting Conference on Medication Safety. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. https://www.apsf.org/medication-safety-recommendations/. Accessed November 19, 2019. 2. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ASHP guidelines on preventing medication errors in hospitals. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2018;75:1493–1517. 3. Hertig J, Degnan D, Scott C, et al. A comparison of error rates between intravenous push methods: a prospective, multisite, observational study. J Patient Saf. 2018;14(1):60-65. 4. Burger M, Degnan D. Comparative Safety, Efficiency, and Nursing Preference Among 3 Methods for Intravenous Push Medication Preparation: A Randomized Crossover Simulation Study. J Patient Saf. 2019;15(3):238-245.