First Aid for Anaphylaxis : Anaphylactic Emergency Treatment

First Aid for Anaphylaxis : Anaphylactic Emergency Treatment


Now I am going to cover how we would go about
treating an anaphylactic reaction. Now some of the things I will cover here are specific
to where we work in Sedona and it may very from place to place. Again I want to emphasize
this is just for trained medical personnel and I am just showing you as a demonstration
so that you can get an understanding of how some of this might work. Now I am going to
start here. In this we have all of our airway products. And as I mentioned earlier our biggest
concern with anaphylactic reaction is the patient keeping an open airway and that the
patient is going to breathe okay. After that we want to be concerned about their circulation.
Make sure that their blood pressure stays high enough so that they can circulate. So
in this box on just about every patient that is having any type of difficulty breathing
our first priority is going to be to get them oxygen. Now we have our oxygen cylinder here.
Then in here we have different devices that can deliver the oxygen. Now it rages from
a nasal cannula; a nasal cannula is just a small one that sits in the nose. That’s for
low amounts of oxygen. And then we have a non breather mask and that is going to provide
a lot more oxygen. With anaphylacsis most likely we are going to go with the most amount
of oxygen that we can provide. So these are good when the patients breathing on their
own. If the patient gets worse and they are not able to breathe on their own we have here
what we call a bag valve mask so that we can breathe for the patient. And then also some
other thing that can help to make sure that their airway stays open. This kit’s a little
more advanced. If the patient were to go unconscious and not be able to maintain their own airway
in here we have a bag to where we can intubate the patient. Now intubation for those of you
that don’t know is where you put a tube down the patient’s airway and that way we can keep
the airway open and breath for the patient. That would be a worse case scenario. I guess
that would be progressively worst case scenario. The absolute worst case scenario would be
that this patient’s airways were to close completely and we would have to do a cricothyrotomy.
That’s where we would have to cut the throat and induce an airway that way. Without getting
too much into it though this is kind of a basic of the stuff that we provide. Next I
am going to go cover some of the medications that we carry and how we might treat them
that way.

5 thoughts on “First Aid for Anaphylaxis : Anaphylactic Emergency Treatment”

  1. search "jack jumpers getting angry" they sent me into anaphylactic shock, 2 ambos, ventolin, adreneline, night in hospital. ooohh so close!!

  2. If a person has to endure a cricothyrotomy, does the needle get shoved in without being numbed first? If I saw a large needle going right at my throat, I'd probably panic even more and not let them do it.
    Im severely allergic to alot of things.

  3. I had that reaction from getting stung by a bee twice. The same bee stung me twice and even Benadryl didn't stop my reaction.

  4. It was horrible. I thought the paramedic's face was going to be the last thing I saw, and I couldn't believe he was being so gd calm while I couldn't breathe at all. I'm afraid I wasn't too thrilled with him at the time. I was at a point where I couldn't breathe at all, became combative and then passed out. It was a horrendous experience.
    All I know is when you're not able to breathe at all, you can't talk and you can't think like a rational human being. 

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