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Determining an effective route of administration for epinephrine: What is the evidence?

Many adult patients with cancer receive medications that have the potential to cause severe hypersensitivity reactions. Immediate management of a hypersensitivity reaction is critical to a successful patient outcome; however, variations in practice led the Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing Group at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland, to question which route of administration of epinephrine is most effective in treating these reactions, according to a presentation during the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

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