Recognition and management of patients with anaphylaxis
Andrew Finney Clinical skills lecturer
Claire Rushton Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, Staffordshire
Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially fatal systemic allergic reaction. It requires rapid recognition, treatment and management by health professionals. With their rapid onset and multiple organ involvement, anaphylactic reactions are a medical emergency. Therefore, health professionals must have a good understanding of the condition and be able to identify symptoms promptly to follow the treatment guidelines provided by the Resuscitation Council (UK).
Nursing Standard. 21, 37, 50-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.05.21.37.50.c4560Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review