Treating an anaphylactic reaction

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Anaphylaxis occurs when the casualty has a reaction to an allergen.

This is a serious condition and can be life threatening.

The reaction can be minimised by doing the following:

1) Follow DRSABCD.

2) If conscious, help the patient to sit or lie in a position that assists breathing.

3) Administer the patients auto-injector (e.g. Epi-Pen) for three seconds.

4) If the patient is conscious, place in a lying or sitting position. Observe and record pulse and breathing.

If the patient is having an anaphylactic reaction to a bee sting, be sure to remove the sting by flicking it out using a credit card.

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