Case study offers an insight into the treatment of anaphylaxis

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#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Vacca, V.M. Jr. and McMahon-Bowen, E. (2013) Anaphylaxis. Nursing. 43(11), p.16–17.

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“MR. A, 50, IS ADMITTED to the ED with erythema, edema, and local tenderness of the skin and subcutaneous tissues of his left lower extremity. He said that he’s had a fever for a few days as well as trouble breathing. He has a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and asthma. He’s overweight, is unsure of his allergies, and hasn’t seen a healthcare provider in years.On admission, Mr. A’s oral temperature is 101° F (38.3° C), heart rate is 108 with sinus tachycardia, respiratory rate is 20 regular and slightly labored, BP is 180/90 with the head of bed at 30 degrees, and SpO2 is 94% on room air. The nurse auscultates expiratory wheezes bilaterally. Blood and urine specimens are obtained and sent to the lab.”

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