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Rachel Crusher Clinical nurse manager, Training and development department of Mercy University Hospital, Cork

RACHEL CRUSHER describes the pathophysiology, aetiology and treatment of anaphylaxis, and proposes an evidence based algorithm for its management in nurse led treatment centres

The true incidence of anaphylaxis is unknown but thought to be on the increase (Johnston et al 2003, Merz 2003, Project Team of the Resuscitation Council UK 1999).

Emergency Nurse. 12, 3, 24-31. doi: 10.7748/en2004.

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