Recognition, assessment and management of anaphylaxis
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Recognition, assessment and management of anaphylaxis

Elizabeth Linton Senior charge nurses, Hospital Emergency Care Team, Monklands Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire
David Watson Senior charge nurses, Hospital Emergency Care Team, Monklands Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire

This article describes the physiological changes that take place during anaphylaxis, explores the ABCDE (airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure) approach to patient assessment and discusses the pharmacological interventions required to treat anaphylaxis effectively.

Nursing Standard. 24, 46,35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.07.24.46.35.c7910