Behavior is a huge factor in preventing anaphylactic shock. An individual who has experienced anaphylaxis needs to develop an emergency action plan, keep more than one EpiPen on hand and use it at the first signs of symptoms, avoid the allergen responsible for the episode, and continue follow-up care with a primary care clinician or allergist (Campbell & Kelso, 2018). Patient education on anaphylactic shock reduces the risk of recurrence (Campbell & Kelso, 2018). References Brashers, V. L. (2017). Alterations in cardiovascular function. In S. E. Huether & K. L. McCance (Eds.), Understanding pathophysiology (6 th ed., pp. 336-358). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Campbell, R. L., & Kelso, J. M. (2018). Anaphylaxis: Acute diagnosis . Retrieved from Jacobsen, R. C., & Gratton, M. C. (2011). A case of unrecognized prehospital anaphylactic shock. Prehospital Emergency Care, 15 (1), 61-66. doi:10.3109/109023127.2010.519823 Reber, L. L., Hernandez, J. D., & Galli, S. J. (2017). Mechanisms of allergic diseases: The pathophysiology of anaphylaxis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 140 (2), 335-348. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2017.06.003
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