Anaphylactic Shock Management
A severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock or anaphylaxis) caused by food, latex, or an insect sting can lead to throat swelling, breathing problems, cardiac arrest, and even death. Epinephrine can halt that severe allergic reaction.
Anaphylactic Shock. Assessment.
- Severe itching or hives
- Sneezing, coughing or wheezing
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness and swelling of the throat
- Dramatic swelling of the throat
- Tightness in the chest
- Dramatic swelling of the face, tongue, and/or mouth
- Vomiting, cramps, urinary incontinence or diarrhea
- Convulsions or loss of responsiveness
Anaphylactic Shock. Treatment.
- Call EMS.
- Check to breathe and administer CPR if necessary.
- Administer adrenaline (Epi-Pen) ASAP as per directions on the packaging.
- Give the casualty first aid for unresponsiveness and/or seizures.
- Place in the recovery position if unresponsive.
- Cover the victim and monitor the breath until EMS arrives.
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