Swelling/pain at site or rash at site
Swelling of the eyes, lips, face, hives or welts, abdominal pain and/or vomiting
Difficulty or noisy breathing, swelling of tongue or tightness in throat
Children become pail or floppy
Decreasing levels of response and consciousness
Skin becomes pale or blue in colour
Obtain the history, had they been eating? have they been stung? If you suspect Anaphylaxis, call 111.
Check for medic alert identifiers.
Check to see if the person has medication to counteract the allergy.
If available, assist with administering medication.
Treat for shock, reassure and monitor.
Remember, with an EpiPen – Orange end to the thigh, Blue end to the sky!
Tomorrow we will continue with the quiz. Have a go, see if you get the right answer ????…..
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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