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Bites and Stings Temple College EMS Professions
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Bites and Stings Arthropods Insects Spiders Scorpions Reptiles Pit Vipers Coral Snakes Venomous Marine Life
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50% insects 30% snakes 14% spiders 6% other
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Hymenoptera Bees, wasps, hornets, yellow-jackets, ants About 25 deaths/year Honeybees 50% Yellow-jackets, other wasps 50% Problems Allergic reactions Anaphylaxis Toxic venom effects (rare)
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Local Reactions Sharp, burning pain Itching Edema Extensive reactions may involve entire extremity Tongue/throat stings may cause airway loss
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Systemic Reactions Mild Diffuse itching Urticaria Swelling distant from sting site Flushing
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Systemic Reactions Severe Laryngeal edema, upper airway obstruction Severe bronchospasm, difficulty breathing Profound hypotension Anaphylaxis
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Anaphylaxis Management Remove stinger (scrape) Manage airway Oxygen, assist ventilations Shock position Epinephrine Auto-Injector Consider ALS back-up
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Epi Auto-Injector Actions Dilates airways Constricts blood vessels Raises peripheral resistance, BP
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Epi Auto-Injector Supplied as solution in auto-injector unit
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Epi Auto-Injector Indication Allergic reaction with: Respiratory compromise: Rapid, labored breathing; chest, throat tightness; hoarseness, stridor; wheezing Hypoperfusion: Rapid, weak pulse; altered level of consciousness; decreased BP
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Epi Auto-Injector No contraindications for severe allergic reactions
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Epi Auto-Injector Dosage Adult system: 0.3 mg Pediatric system: 0.15 mg
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Epi Auto-Injector Procedure Expose, clean site if possible Remove safety cap 90 o to skin; lateral thigh midway between waist, knee Push against thigh Hold until medication injected (10 seconds)
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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