P_CS_32 Anaphylactic Reaction - Management Procedure

The purpose of this guidance is to implement a co-ordinated and standardised approach to strategic, operational and clinical management of the procedure for management of anaphylactic reaction. This policy offers best practice advice and national guidance to ensure that anaphylactic reactions are managed safely and appropriately. Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction. It is characterised by rapidly developing, life threatening problems involving: the airway (pharyngeal or laryngeal oedema) and / or breathing (bronchospasm with tachypnoea) and / or circulation (hypotension and / or tachycardia). In most cases, there are associated skin and mucosal changes (Resuscitation Council 2008).

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