Flashcards in Ch 18 Questions Deck (15):
Steps for assisting a patient with administration of an EpiPen include:
Taking body substance isolation precautions
Allergens may include:
Anaphylaxis is not always life threatening, but it typically involves:
Multiple organ systems
Signs and symptoms of insect stings or bites include:
Prolonged respiratory difficulty can cause_________, shock, and even death.
Speed is essential because in severe cases of anaphylaxis,________ can occur rapidly.
Questions to ask when obtaining a history from a patient appearing to have an allergic reaction include:
Whether the patient has a history of allergies
What the patient was exposed to
How the patient was exposed
The dosage of epinephrine in an adult EpiPen is:
Epinephrine, whether made by the body or by a drug manufacturer, works rapidly to:
Raise the pulse rate and blood pressure
Inhibit and allergic reaction
Because the stinger of the honeybee is barbed and remains in the wound, it can continue to inject venom for up to:
You should not use tweezers or forceps to remove an embedded stringers because:
Squeezing may be cause the stinger to inject more venom into the wound
Your assessment of the patient experiencing an allergic reaction should include evaluations of the:
Eating certain foods, such as shellfish or nuts, may result in a relatively________ reaction that can still be quite severe.
In dealing with allergy-related emergencies, you must be aware of the possibility of acute_________ and cardiovascular collapse.