Lacerations and embedded needles caused by epinephrine autoinjector use in children.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This study describes injuries related to epinephrine autoinjector use by health care workers, patients, or family members when administering epinephrine to treat anaphylaxis. The injuries described in this case series underscore the need to improve medical device design and education for safety, as discussed in a past AHRQ WebM&M perspective.