chapter 20 immunologic emergencies

  1. immunology is the study of what?
    body immune system
  2. what are indicators of anaphylxis shock
    • agina edema¬†
    • stridor
    • shock
  3. an allergy is when you release too much ____ to react to the stimulus
    histamine
  4. Anatomy and Physiology:

    the body releases histamine and _____to combat the substance
    leukotrienes
  5. what is an extreme life threatening allergic reaction
    anaphylaxis
  6. Pathophysiology:

    hives are known as what?
    urtiaria
  7. Pathophysiology:

    what are the small areas of generalized ithching or burning that appears as multiple small raised areas of the skin
    urticaria
  8. Pathophysiology:

    area of localized edema is called what?
    angioedema
  9. Pathophysiology:

    high pitch whistling breathing on expiratation
    wheezing
  10. Pathophysiology:

    what are common signs of anaphylaxis
    • urticaria(hives)
    • angio edema
    • wheezing
  11. Common Allergens:

    how long does it take for food allergies to appear?
    30mins+
  12. what is a definitive for anaphylaxis
    epi pen
  13. what does epinephrine do to the body
    • -causes vasoconstriction(increases BP)
    • -reverses vasodialation and hypertension(lowers BP)
    • -relieves bronchospasm
  14. what is the dose for adult epinephrine
    0.3mg
  15. what is the dose for infant epinephrine?
    .15mg
  16. what is a wheal?
    raise, swollen, well defined area of the skin
  17. how long should you hold an epipen in the patient?
    10secs
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