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Posted on: Sun, 10/01/2006 - 11:54pm
TRexFamily's picture
Joined: 11/30/2004 - 09:00

My DD was 17 pounds when she had her ana rxn, so the Epi Jr was about twice the dose for her weight. We gave her the Epi Jr at home, along with liquid Benadryl (1 tsp) and albuterol.
At the ER, she got 2 nebulizer treatments, oxygen and a shot of oral steroids. We were there overnight, and she was on oral steroids and antihistamines at home for 5 days.

Posted on: Mon, 10/02/2006 - 5:31am
Kathryn's picture
Joined: 02/17/1999 - 09:00

If you have a local public library that makes Gale's health reference database available then you can do a search and get the protocols for hospital treatment of anaphylaxis and research articles suggesting changes and improvements. I regularly review the medical journal articles in Health Reference Centre as these are the articles that emergency physicians and other medical personnel read and learn from. When I travel, I carry one of the articles that is a step by step outline of normal practice in anaphylactic emergency medicine. I carry it so that I am informed and so that if we are in a small non-teaching hospital, I have it available to share with staff. Check out the Health Reference Centre from Gale at your local library or through your local library website.



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