Recognition and management of patients with anaphylaxis
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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.

Published in print: 23 May 2007

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