Reply To: Epi-pens for homegoing with PEG

  • Kelsey Niketopoulos

    March 21, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    We do. The providers typically order it before the initial hospital discharge. If they don’t, when the patient is scheduled for their 1st outpatient Peg (typically dose 2 or after), the clinic RN will ask the provider to enter an order for the Epi pen. We add it to the patient’s calendar to bring the epi pen with them and also remind the families before their appointment to bring the epi pen with them.

    Kelsey Niketopoulos, MSN, RN, CPHON, CPN
    Clinical Practice Specialist
    Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge, IL
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-28-2023 12:43 PM
    From: Breanne Roche
    Subject: Epi-pens for homegoing with PEG


    Do you require families to have epi-pens on days patient’s are receiving PEG?


    Breanne Roche, DNP, RN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
    Cleveland, Ohio