To understand how to identify those patients at substantial risk of anaphylaxis who are likely to be encountered in everyday practice.
To explain how to undertake initial preventive strategies to reduce risk and facilitate specialist care aimed at further risk reduction and treatment.
To detail the prescription of an adrenaline self-administration device and provide instructions on its proper use.
Summary Anaphylaxis is a severe, systemic allergic reaction. It is also potentially life-threatening. Acute treatment depends on the administration of adrenaline. It is possible to identify those at greatest risk of anaphylaxis and to reduce the danger, by helping them to modify their behaviour and by prescribing them an adrenaline self-administration device. Education and prevention are vital.
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