anaphylaxis quick hits

3 Feb

tying into a recent anaphylaxis theme, via a recent review in AAEM’s Common Sense mag (work a quick read, if you’ve got time):


10-second quick hits on ANAPHYLAXIS:

IM epi(nephrine) better than SC — higher plasma concentrations with IM

  • remember, for patient teaching, LATERAL thigh (away from big vessels)


in refractory cases, consider atropine and/or vasopressin


H2 blockers might be helpful to toss in with your H1 (e.g. diphenhydramine)


biphasic reactions are rare (also covered a bit here).


There you go.


References: AAEM article (pg 45-46); picture




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