Chapter 18

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sanfranfan93
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Chapter 18
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2012-02-12 22:02:42
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Immunologic Emergencies
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  1. What is anaphylaxis?
    Is an extreme allergic reaction that is life threatening and involves multiple organ systems.
  2. What are the most common allergens?
    • 1. Insect bites and stings.
    • 2. Medications
    • 3. Plants
    • 4. Food
    • 5. Chemicals
  3. What are the effects of histamines?
    Vasodialaters and bronchioconstrictors.
  4. What are the effects of antihistamines?
    Vasoconstrictors and bronchidialators.
  5. What are the doses for Epinepherine?
    • 1. 33-66lbs is 0.15mg
    • 2. 66lbs and more is 0.30mg
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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