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Allerigic Reaction

Brady EMT Basic Chapter 22 - Allerigic Reaction

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Injecting epinephrine can occasionally be fatal to patients who suffer from what? hypertension
Epinephrine, given for severe allergic reactions, helps reverse the effects of the allergic reaction by What? dilating the bronchioles
The severe allergic reaction that causes blood vessels to dilate rapidly and causes a drop in blood pressure is called anaphylactic shock.
What distinguishes anaphylaxis from a mild allergic reaction is that, to be considered anaphylaxis, the patient must have respiratory distress
What is the proper dose of epinephrine auto injector for a 6 year old? 0.15 mg
Something that causes a allergic reaction Allergen
Red Itchy , possibly raised blotches on the Skin that often results from an allergic reaction? Hives
A severe or life threatening allergic reaction in which the blood vessals dialate, causing a drop in blood pressure, and the tissues lining the respiratory system swell interfering with the airway. Anaphylaxis
an exaggerated immune response Allergic reaction
The first time a person is exposed to an allergen, the person's immune system? Shuts down
Adult size: What is the proper dose of epinephrine auto injector? 0.30 mg
A hormone produced by the body as a medication, it constricts blood vessels and dilates respiratory passage and is used to relieve severe allergic reactions. Epinephrine
A syringe preloaded with medication has a spring loaded device and thus pushes the needle through the skin when the tip of the device is pressed firmly against the body Auto Injector
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