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Pharmacology allergic reactions
What medications (depending on local protocols) are common for EMTs to carry?
activated charcoal, oral glucose, aspirin, and O2
EMTs can assist patients in taking which drugs?
prescribed inhaler, epinephrine, and nitroglycerin
What are the 5 rights of medication administration?
right patient, drug, dose, route, time.
What does contraindication mean?
situations where a medication shouldn't be administered because it could do more harm than good.
How much epinephrine is in an EpiPen?
.3mg for adults, and .15 for children
What is anaphylaxis?
sudden, severe allergic reaction. Can cause shock, bronchoconstriction and airway obstruction
What is urticaria?
Where should an EpiPen be injected?
Anterior lateral thigh
What are the most common life threatening complications for an allergic reaction?
Airway obstruction and shock
What are the side effects of an EpiPen?
increased heart rate, pallor, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, excitability, and anxiousness