What is included in the initial assessment of anaphylaxis?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: S Shahzad Mustafa, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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For the initial assessment, check the airway closely. If needed, establish and maintain an airway and/or provide ventilatory assistance. Assess the level of consciousness and obtain blood pressure, pulse, and oximetry values. Place the patient in the supine position with legs elevated, and begin supplemental oxygen.


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