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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