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Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis

EMT First Aid

Anaphylaxis and Allergic ReactionsAnaphylaxis is a severe life-threatening allergic reaction affecting the entire body. Anaphylaxis is becoming more common and you may know someone with a severe allergy.

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Clinical Conundrums: Should I Pretreat Patients with Contrast Allergy Prior to IV Contrast Administration?


Do you pretreat the patient prior to CT scan or proceed without delay and risk an allergic reaction? Administer the pretreatment medications as this should prevent any severe allergic reaction. However, the patient tells you she has a history of IV contrast allergy.


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Lipid Nanodiscs Unlock the Potential of Cytokine Treatment


The nanotechnological approach renders the treatment much safer, as previous attempts to use stem cell factor as a pro-angiogenic treatment have been hampered by severe allergic reactions in some recipients. This latest technology helps to unlock the potential of the regenerative treatment. Via: University of Texas at Austin.

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So You Want to Become an EMT

Chicago EMT Training

Here's what you can expect Unit 1 CPR How to communicate with patients How to provide accurate documentation Vital Signs Unit 2 Airway Management Respiratory emergencies Cardiac emergencies Unit 3 Neurological emergencies like seizures, strokes, drugs, alcohol, and behavioral emergencies Immunological emergencies (allergic reactions) Abdominal Pain (..)

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Anaphylactic Shock


Anaphylactic Shock is an acute, life-threatening hypersensitivity disorder, with a generalized, rapidly evolving, multi-systemic allergic reaction (IgE-mediated disorder). If not treated rapidly can become fatal.

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Are Steroids really slow to act?


These steroids are undoubtedly part of the cocktail we reach for in patients presenting with acute asthma, allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis - and traditional clinical logic has taught us these drugs work to reduce inflammation in the airways and reduce bronchial mucus production. Namely, Solumedrol and Dexamethasone (Decadron).

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Anaphylaxis, chest pain, and ST elevation in aVR

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Sent by anonymous, written by Pendell Meyers A man in his late 40s presented to the ED with concern for allergic reaction after accidentally eating a potential allergen, then developing an itchy full body rash and diarrhea. In the ED he received methylprednisolone, diphenhydramine, and epinephrine for possible anaphylaxis.