Summary:Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient.
TARGET SKILLS:Recognition and management of shock and difficulty breathing related to anaphylactic reactions. Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of hypersensitivity disorders and/or emergencies to include anaphylactic reactions
EMS Education Standards
Recognize the patient experiencing an allergic reaction.
Describe the emergency medical care of the patient with an allergic reaction.
Establish the relationship between the patient with an allergic reaction and airway management.
Describe the mechanisms of allergic response and the implications for airway management.
State the generic and trade names, medication forms, dose, administration, action, and contraindications for the epinephrine autoinjector.
Evaluate the need for medical direction in the emergency medical care of the patient with an allergic reaction.
Differentiate between the general category of those patients having an allergic reaction and those requiring immediate medical care, including immediate use of epinephrine auto-injector.
Explain the rationale for administering epinephrine using an autoinjector