Anaphylaxis-induced Cardiac Arrest

Authors: Tim Harris, Gavin Lloyd / Editor: Jonathan M Jones / Reviewer: Rebecca Ford /  Code: R1, R2Published: 23/03/2020


Anaphylaxis-induced Cardiac Arrest

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Identify which patients in cardiac arrest, or near cardiac arrest have anaphylaxis as the trigger
  • Respond to anaphylaxis in an attempt to avoid cardiac arrest
  • Modify the standard advanced life support protocol for cardiac arrest in the context of anaphylaxis
  • Manage the anaphylactic patient post-cardiac arrest


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  3. Pumphrey RS. Lessons for management of anaphylaxis from a study of fatal reactions. Clin Exp Allergy 2000; 30(8): 1144-1150.

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