First Aid- PROVIDE EMERGENCY FIRST AID RESPONSE – Anaphylaxis

To manage a mild to moderate allergic reaction,
check for the following symptoms. Swelling of the lips, face or eyes, hives or welts,
a tingling mouth, abdominal pain or vomit. If you observe any of these symptoms take
action for an insect allergy. Flick out the stinger if it’s visible. However do not remove
any ticks. Stay with the person, call for help and locate an adrenaline auto injector
or child adrenaline auto injector if aged between one and five. When you have located
the auto injector, phone family or the emergency contact. Mild to moderate allergic reactions
may or may not precede anaphylaxis. Watch the person closely for any signs of anaphylaxis.
To manage anaphylaxis check for the following symptoms. Difficult or noisy breathing, swelling
of the tongue, swelling or tightness in the throat, difficulty talking or a hoarse voice,
a wheeze or persistent cough, persistent dizziness or collapse and if it’s a young child they
may be pale and floppy. If you observe any one of these symptoms take action immediately.
Lay the person flat and don’t allow them to stand or walk. If it is difficult to breath
allow them to sit. Give an adrenaline auto injector or a child adrenaline auto injector
if aged between one and five. Then phone an ambulance on 000 or 112 from a mobile. Call
family or the emergency contact and if there is no response after five minutes and there
is another adrenaline auto injector available, give a further dose. If you are in doubt give
an adrenaline auto injector. If after giving an adrenaline auto injector there are no signs
of life, commence CPR or if you have given the adrenaline auto injector but are unsure
if it is asthma or anaphylaxis, administer asthma medication. To operate the EPIPEN adrenaline
auto injector form a fist around it and pull of the blue safety release. Place the orange
end against the outer mid thigh with or without clothing, push down hard until a click is
heard or felt and hold in place for ten seconds. Then remove the EPIPEN and massage the injection
site for ten seconds. The EPIPEN is generally prescribed for adults and children over five
years. The EPIPEN junior is generally prescribed for children aged one to five years. To operate
the ANIPEN adrenaline auto injector pull off the black needle shield then pull off the
grey safety cap from the red button. Place the needle firmly against the outer mid thigh
at a ninety degree angle with or without clothing. Press the button so it clicks and hold for
ten seconds then remove the ANIPEN without touching the needle and massage the injection
site for ten seconds. The ANAPEN 300 is generally prescribed for adults and children over five
years and the ANAPEN 150 is generally prescribed for children aged one to five years.

2 comments

  1. This is not a mild to moderate allergic reaction. This is anaphylaxis which is a SEVERE, life threatening allergic reaction.

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