Week 5B - Anaphylactic Shock.doc - 1 Anaphylactic Shock Ravi Jain Walden University NURS-6501N-16 Dr Catherine Carpenter 2 Anaphylactic Shock When

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1 Anaphylactic Shock Ravi Jain Walden University NURS-6501N-16 Dr. Catherine Carpenter 9/27/18
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2 Anaphylactic Shock When dealing with anaphylactic shock, it can be a scary experience because of how quickly the situation can worsen for the individual having the reaction. Anaphylaxis causes your immune system to react to a trigger such as food, medication, or insect venom with an accelerated allergic reaction by lowering blood pressure and narrowing the airways of the body, creating difficulty breathing (Hammer & McPhee, 2014). The allergen causes a large production of immunoglobulin antibodies which bind with the allergen which leads to mast cells invoking an inflammatory response leading to edema, laryngospasm and bronchospasm (Huether & McCance, 2017). Emergency or Outpatient Care Because of how uncertain the bodies response to anaphylactic shock is, any allergen that elicits a good amount of inflammation and swelling is enough reason to go to the emergency room. Other symptoms may occur, but in regard to swelling, there is no telling how quickly it
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