Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially deadly allergic reaction that occurs suddenly when a sensitized person is exposed to an allergy-causing substance (Lieberman et al., 2015). If left untreated, an anaphylactic reaction can lead to death in less than 30 minutes (LoVerde et al., 2018). The goal of this course is to provide nurses in acute care facilities with guidelines to identify and respond to anaphylactic reactions.
Section 1: Overview
About This Course
Section 2: Anaphylactic Reactions
What is Anaphylaxis?
Signs and Symptoms
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
A New Treat for Amy
Section 4: Conclusion
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN is a SME writer for Relias with a focus on acute care. She has over 11 years of clinical nursing experience, spanning across multiple nursing specialties. Her primary focus has been in critical care, with an affinity to surgical nursing. She also has experience in intraoperative nursing and post-anesthesia care. Andrea has served as a clinical team leader, preceptor and charge nurse to colleagues throughout her nursing career. She has a passion for the education of healthcare professionals and an aspiration for excellence in the healthcare delivery system.Disclosure: Andrea Powell, RN, BSN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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