Anaphylaxis in children and young people

Greenshields, Sarah (2019) Anaphylaxis in children and young people. British Journal of Nursing, 28 (18). pp. 1187-1189. ISSN 0966-0461

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Anaphylaxis can be defined as a severe, life-threatening and generalised allergic reaction (Grabenhenrich et al., 2016). There are a vast number of triggers which can cause anaphylaxis although those most commonly identified include food, drugs and venom. The Resuscitation Council (2012) reported that the UK incidence of anaphylaxis is rising particularly in children and young people. Experiencing anaphylaxis is frightening and anxiety provoking for both the client and their family. It is vital that nurses are able to not only recognise and respond to the condition but also provide significant emotional support.

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Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Uncontrolled Keywords: anaphylaxis, allergy, trigger, management
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 11:04
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:34

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