What is included in the supportive care for suspected anaphylaxis?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: S Shahzad Mustafa, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Supportive care for patients with suspected anaphylaxis includes the following:

  • Airway management (eg, ventilator support with bag/valve/mask, endotracheal intubation)

  • High-flow oxygen

  • Cardiac monitoring and/or pulse oximetry

  • Intravenous access (large bore)

  • Fluid resuscitation with isotonic crystalloid solution

  • Supine position (or position of comfort if dyspneic or vomiting) with legs elevated


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