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Steps for assisting a patient with administration of an EpiPen include:

Taking body substance isolation precautions

1

Allergens may include:

Food
Animal bites
Semen

2

Anaphylaxis is not always life threatening, but it typically involves:

Multiple organ systems

3

Signs and symptoms of insect stings or bites include:

Swelling
Wheals
Localized heat

4

Prolonged respiratory difficulty can cause_________, shock, and even death.

Tachycardia

5

Speed is essential because in severe cases of anaphylaxis,________ can occur rapidly.

Death

6

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

7

The dosage of epinephrine in an adult EpiPen is:

0.30 mg

8

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
Relieve bronchospasm

9

Because the stinger of the honeybee is barbed and remains in the wound, it can continue to inject venom for up to:

20 minutes

10

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

11

Your assessment of the patient experiencing an allergic reaction should include evaluations of the:

Respiratory system
Circulatory system
Skin

12

Eating certain foods, such as shellfish or nuts, may result in a relatively________ reaction that can still be quite severe.

Slow

13

In dealing with allergy-related emergencies, you must be aware of the possibility of acute_________ and cardiovascular collapse.

Airway obstruction

14

Wheezing occurs because excessive________ and mucus are secreted into the bronchial passages.

Fluid