<< Allergy And Anaphylaxis: Principles Of Acute Emergency Management

Prehospital Care

Prehospital care of anaphylaxis and severe allergy should focus on maintaining the airway, breathing, and circulation, with a focus on evaluation of airway patency as a crucial factor in the early assessment period. The airway may be compromised, resulting in stridor from upper airway laryngeal edema and/or wheezing from lower airway inflammation and bronchospasm.35,39 Patients with potential anaphylaxis also require rapid assessment of vital signs, supplemental oxygen, large-bore intravenous access, and cardiac monitoring.

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