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Anaphylactic shock

01 March 2002

Emergency Nurse


The causes of anaphylactic shock and presenting features are not clearly understood. In addition, the treatment of people suffering from anaphylactic or...

Recognition and management of patients with anaphylaxis

23 May 2007

Nursing Standard


Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially fatal systemic allergic reaction. It requires rapid recognition, treatment and management by health professionals. With their...

Anaphylaxis: diagnosis and treatment

12 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent. Healthcare professionals working in a variety of settings...

Primary care training for adults and children with confirmed anaphylaxis requiring treatment with adrenaline

03 September 2010

Primary Health Care


Anaphylaxis is becoming more common, and research shows that effective patient education can reduce subsequent events. There is, therefore, a growing need to train...

Triggers, clinical features and management of anaphylaxis in children

01 June 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


This article describes the clinical features of anaphylaxis in children and young people. The acute management of anaphylaxis in hospital and community is described...

The nut crackers

26 August 2009

Nursing Standard


Peanut allergy can be life-threatening, but a new treatment shows promise.

Severe allergy: an audit and service review

01 November 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Background: in 2002, a paediatric respiratory service in south Wales carried out a study to identify children in local schools who had a diagnosis of severe allergy,...

Diagnosing and treating allergic conditions

04 October 2011

Primary Health Care


Morbidity remains high in the care of children with allergies despite many existing guidelines. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) was...

Recognition and management of food allergy in children

28 February 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

food allergy

Incidence of food allergy has been increasing and is more commonly seen in children. Allergic reactions can vary, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. This...

First aid provision in nightclubs and other entertainment venues

04 November 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the role and responsibilities of the registered nurse in providing first aid in challenging environments, such as crowded nightclubs. Basic...