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Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Use SAMPLE history to assess the patient’s complaint and make treatment decisions
A flight paramedic shares her harrowing experience of a severe allergic reaction to medication and her gratitude to the flight nurse who treated her
Spoiler alert, we are terrible at giving epinephrine to anaphylaxis patients. But we’re going to fix this right now!
Firefighters had to use foam to rescue the worker at the Sun City West golf course
Approximately 20 children were stung after a hive was disturbed at a summer camp in Topsfield
A Murrieta woman had 100,000 bees living in the walls of her house
Bees in Petaluma swarmed a man when he went to pick up his remote controlled airplane near commercial hives
Carl Amos was alone when he tried to escape to safety, but he tripped and broke his hip
Watch as EMS clinicians respond to an allergic reaction at, of all places, an allergy clinic
Four distinct events must occur in order for an anaphylactic reaction to manifest
South Kingstown EMS trio came to the aid of State Police Col. James Manni who was experiencing anaphylaxis
The bill was recently advanced by the state Assembly Health Committee
The service was sued for reportedly not carrying IV epinephrine to treat the woman’s severe allergic reaction
Shelly LeGere is currently campaigning to have ALS fire apparatus respond to medical calls
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology notes that vaccines should be administered in a healthcare setting where anaphylaxis can be quickly treated
Muskegon County’s “Yellow Dot” program will allow first responders to render needed treatment more quickly after a crash or medical emergency
The mother of Davidson County Rescue Squad Paramedic Richard Montgomery reports that he died from a severe anaphylactic reaction after a bite or sting while on a call
Deputy Fire Chief Bill Lounsbury jumped into action to help a fellow passenger who was in medical distress during the flight from Las Vegas to Connecticut
EMT students at Middlesex Community College are learning how to administer intramuscular epinephrine by traditional syringe in cases of anaphylaxis
Steven Jean-Pierre desperately tried to save his son as he struggled to breathe after apparently suffering from an allergic reaction to the smell of cooking fish
The shortage is one of several that have hit the drug market recently, prompting lawmakers to call for officials to address gaps in pharmaceutical manufacturing
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the approval is part of a “longstanding commitment to advance access to lower cost, safe and effective alternatives”
One county in Texas found a cost-effective way to get epinephrine in the hands of those first to arrive to allow them to treat patients quicker
King County, Washington successfully introduced hand-drawn epinephrine to EMTs for severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
Curaplex Epi-Safe injection kits developed specifically for EMS can help agencies cut costs while improving patient care
Officials said the new policy requires child care staffers to call 911 during medical emergencies
The FDNY said the school called three-year-old Elijah Silvera’s mother, not first responders, when the boy had an allergic reaction to a grilled cheese sandwich
Dominic Mikowski had a bad reaction to pancakes two years ago during school breakfast; he became fascinated with ambulances after the incident
Meir Elbaz got the same marks as a victim who suffered a reaction from a tanning cream