Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector
Reactions can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen.
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life threatening. It can be caused by things people come into contact with every day. A substance that is normally harmless to others but causes an allergic reaction in certain individuals is called an allergen.
When a person with a severe allergy comes into contact with an allergen, the body releases an excess of certain internal chemicals called histamines. Those chemicals released in the body can lead to all sorts of problems, such as difficulty breathing, shock and even death.
A reaction can happen within minutes after the exposure to an allergen; although reactions vary among individuals and may be delayed.
This course teaches how to recognize and respond to an anaphylaxis emergency, including administering an epinephrine auto-injector based on the widely available EpiPen®.
The learning objectives for the course are:
- Describe anaphylaxis
- Differentiate between a mild allergic and a severe (anaphylactic) reaction
- Apply the Emergency Action Steps to an anaphylaxis emergency
- Identify the steps for administering an epinephrine auto-injector
- Describe how to store and maintain an epinephrine auto-injector
The class takes approximately 45 minutes and participants are required to complete the course and take part in the skills practice. Contact Katy CPR & First Aid today for more information.
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