EMS Immunologic Emergencies

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When using an auto-injector to give epinephrine, the primary injection site is the

lateral portion of the thigh

37-year-old male is having a severe allergic reaction to penicillin. He does not have an epinephrine auto-injector and your protocols do not allow you to carry epinephrine on the ambulance. How should you proceed with the treatment of this patient

Administer oxygen, transport at once, and request a paramedic intercept

side effects of epinephrine include all of the following, EXCEPT
A) dizziness.
B) headache.
C) drowsiness.
D) tachycardia.

drowsiness

You respond to the residence of a 55-year-old female with a possible allergic reaction to peanuts that she ate approximately 30 minutes ago. The patient is conscious and alert, but has diffuse urticaria and the feeling that she has a lump in her throat. As your partner applies oxygen to the patient, you should

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