Anaphylaxis Workbook 2SEP17

Response – Third Actions

Assess the casualty

REASSURE Tell them they will be alright and to relax and stay calm.

Severe - Anaphylaxis: •

Mild to moderate: •

Difficult/noisy breathing

Swelling of face, lips and eyes

Swelling of tongue

Hives or welts on the skin

Swelling/tightness in throat

Tingling mouth

Difficulty talking and/or hoarse voice

Abdominal pain and vomiting (Which are signs of a mild to moderate allergic reaction to most allergens, however, in insect allergy these are signs of anaphylaxis)

OBTAIN CONSENT Ask if it is OK to look them over and provide treatment.

Wheeze or persistent cough

Persistent dizziness or collapse Pale and floppy (young children)

IDENTIFY THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ANAPHYLAXIS

ALLERGIES AND ANAPHYLAXIS

• Reassure the casualty in a caring and calm manner • Stay calm yourself • Obtain consent from the casualty and conduct an assessment of his/her physical condition • Recognise the signs and symptoms associated with both mild to moderate allergic reactions and severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and distinguish between them • Evaluate the casualty’s physical condition – Are the signs and symptoms mild/moderate, or severe and life threatening?

EVALUATE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Mild/moderate? or Severe and life threatening?

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