Anaphylaxis: assessing patients with allergies
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Anaphylaxis: assessing patients with allergies

Katherine GF Tsang Senior staff nurse in the paediatric emergency department, St Peter’s Hospital, Surrey

By referring to a case study, KATHERINE TSANG reports on the results of an initial respiratory assessment of patients with severe food allergies

Anaphylaxis is a common presentation seen in emergency departments (EDs), yet due to a lack of consensus over definition its true prevalence remains unknown (Moneret-Vautrin et al 2005). There is agreement however that the presence of the life-threatening features of respiratory difficulty and hypotension constitute a severe reaction (Hathaway 2005, Lieberman et al 2005, Moneret-Vautrin et al 2005).

Emergency Nurse. 16, 5, 24-29. doi: 10.7748/en2008.

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