Card Set Information
What is anaphylaxis?
Is an extreme allergic reaction that is life threatening and involves multiple organ systems.
What are the most common allergens?
1. Insect bites and stings.
What are the effects of histamines?
Vasodialaters and bronchioconstrictors.
What are the effects of antihistamines?
Vasoconstrictors and bronchidialators.
What are the doses for Epinepherine?
1. 33-66lbs is 0.15mg
2. 66lbs and more is 0.30mg
What is stridor?
A harsh, high-pitched respiratory sound, generally heard on inspiration, that is caused by partial blockage or narrowing of the upper airway.
What is wheezing?
A high-pitched, whistling breath sound, usually caused by a constriction of the smaller tubes of the lungs and typically heard on expriation.