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2. Proper use of epinephrine for anaphylaxis

from MedPage Today

From Sept. 2: It is the second time in a week that EMS has brought a child with an allergic reaction to your pediatric emergency department (ED). The first was an 11-month-old girl who ate hummus for the first time. She developed lip swelling and hives and had intermittent stridor and oxygen saturation in the low 90s when EMS first arrived, although her oxygenation quickly improved. The second child was a 9-year-old girl who was out with her family at the lake when she developed generalized hives and chest pain. One thing both patients had in common was that EMS gave them benadryl and transported them. No epinephrine. more


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