Guidance on completing a written allergy and anaphylaxis emergency plan

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Abstract

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening, severe allergic reaction. The abstract immediate assessment of patients having an allergic reaction and prompt administration of epinephrine, if criteria for anaphylaxis are met, promote optimal outcomes. National and international guidelines for the management of anaphylaxis, including those for management of allergic reactions at school, as well as several clinical reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommend the provision of written emergency action plans to those at risk of anaphylaxis, in addition to the prescription of epinephrine autoinjectors. This clinical report provides information to help health care providers understand the role of a written, personalized allergy and anaphylaxis emergency plan to enhance the care of children at risk of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. This report offers a comprehensive written plan, with advice on individualizing instructions to suit specific patient circumstances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20164005
JournalPediatrics
Volume139
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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