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Inside EMS
by Inside EMS

Quick Clip: Does epinephrine work?

What do you think? Sound off in the comment section below

By EMS1 Staff

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In this week’s Inside EMS podcast quick clip, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss a study that looks at whether epinephrine really works.

“One milligram of 1:10,000 solution every three to five minutes may not necessarily be what they need,” Cebollero said.

Cebollero also mentions that after almost 50 years, we’re late in getting to such a study.

“And therein lies the problem,” Grayson said.

In the United States, getting permission for such a study has always been problematic, and continues to be problematic today, he said.  

What are your thoughts on epinephrine? Sound off in the comment section below and stay tuned for the full Inside EMS podcast tomorrow. 

About the author

Inside EMS, a podcast series that features hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson, brings expert perspective to hot topics, clinical issues, operational and leadership lessons to EMS personnel and leaders to be safe and successful.

Inside EMS is available for download on iTunes, SoundCloud and via RSS feed.
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Trisha Dee Riggs Trisha Dee Riggs Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:52:44 PM Epi is a emergency safety to alot of people. I had a very good friend get stung and I will protect his privacy and say had he had that pen it would have bought them more time. The problem is not does it work, but is it available for anyone. Seeing how we don't always know our allergies.... I feEl epi pens can give us time to get to them and has been successfull!
Karl Walker Karl Walker Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:51:52 PM This article isn't speaking of 1:1000 Epi. It's speaking of cardiac Epi, 1:10,000. Does Epi provide a high likely hood of the pt being fully cognitive post-arrest? It being the cardiac muscle to life. But is it worth using as much as we use/dependent on?
Brent Driscoll Brent Driscoll Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:20:54 PM Cardiac epi IS 1:1000
Michelle Armour Michelle Armour Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:55:28 PM What we refer to cardiac Epi is 1:10,000. The difference between the 2 is just concentration. 1:10,000 = 1mg in 10ml, 1:1,000 = 1mg in 1ml. The reality is that in a cardiac arrest situation the drugs and other ALS procedures are not what save these people's lives. It's the down the the basics that save people in cardiac arrest. Quick initiation of good quality CPR and maintaining it during the length of the arrest. Not that I don't believe that everything else doesn't contribute to the outcome but, without good BLS you can't have good ALS.
Jennie Witek Robertson Jennie Witek Robertson Friday, August 22, 2014 1:33:43 AM Cardiac epi = 1:10,000
Austin Hruban Austin Hruban Friday, August 22, 2014 7:03:41 AM Dear editor- your file photo is not Cardiac arrest Epi, that is for allergic reactions. Please change it.

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