Anaphylaxis: Triggers, Pathophysiology, Treatment, and the Australian Guidelines

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 27 April 2022
Anaphylaxis is a severe form of allergic reaction and can be life-threatening. It is increasing in incidence and caused by many common triggers. It is the nurses / midwives responsibility to be able to identify the presentation of an anaphylactic reaction in a patient and have the knowledge required to initiate immediate interventions based on the current guidelines. This webinar explores the current guideline for the management of anaphylaxis.

“Identify the common triggers that can result in severe anaphylaxis”

Course Content

Anaphylaxis is a severe form of allergic reaction and can be life-threatening. It is increasing in incidence and caused by many common triggers. It is the nurses / midwives responsibility to be able to identify the presentation of an anaphylactic reaction in a patient and have the knowledge required to initiate immediate interventions based on the current guidelines. This webinar explores the current guideline for the management of anaphylaxis.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Identify the common triggers that can result in severe anaphylaxis
  • Discuss how a patient will present with severe anaphylaxis
  • Explore the pathophysiology of this life-threatening situation, relating the knowledge to understanding the presentation of angioedema and stridor
  • Explore the current guidelines on treatment of a potentially life-threatening situation from anaphylaxis

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