should be educated on proper use of these self-injecting kits. Individuals can also create an anaphylactic emergency plan that states symptoms to observe for, medical identification, and emergency procedures to follow (Estelle & Simons, 2010). Conclusion The incidences of anaphylactic shock are increasing, partly in due because of the number of allergens that individuals are now exposed to. Anaphylactic shock is a life-threatening condition that can occur to anyone at any given time. It can progress within seconds, to minutes,
ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK 4 even hours after exposure and can result in death if left untreated. Anaphylaxis is a multisystem reaction that decreases both blood flow and oxygen to the body’s tissues. Awareness of anaphylactic symptoms is vital to knowing what interventions to anticipate and implement. As a healthcare provider, we should be able to determine the differences between mild and severe reactions to understand when our patients should seek acute care. References Depra, D. (2014). Women experience more severe allergic reactions than men. Blame estrogen. Retrieved from - more-severe-allergic-reactions-than-men-blame-estrogen.htm Ellis, A. K. (2014). Biphasic reaction: What you should know. Retrieved from Estelle, F., & Simons, R. (2010). Anaphylaxis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , 125 (2), 161-181. Hsieh, F. (2013). Anaphylaxis. Retrieved from xis/ Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
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