Study Reveals Paramedics Not Treating Food Allergy Patients With Epinephrine Even Though It Could Save Lives

by Kathy Jones on  November 12, 2012 at 6:13 PM General Health News
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Just one in seven patients who experience anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, receive epinephrine from paramedics even though a delay in providing the treatment is one of the common reasons for deaths due to food allergies, a new study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meet revealed.
 Study Reveals Paramedics Not Treating Food Allergy Patients With Epinephrine Even Though It Could Save Lives
Study Reveals Paramedics Not Treating Food Allergy Patients With Epinephrine Even Though It Could Save Lives

Title: Paramedic Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis in a Large Urban Pre-Hospital System

Lead Author: Nabil El Sanadi, M.D., chief medical officer of emergency medicine at Broward Health

By the Numbers: A total of 92 paramedic run sheets were reviewed - 40 were allergic reactions and 52 were anaphylaxis. Only 15 percent of patients with anaphylaxis and nearly 9 percent with an allergic reaction were treated with epinephrine.

Useful Links:
- www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org
- www.youtube.com/allergists



Source: Newswise

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