I.V. ROUNDS: Handling a Type I hypersensitivity reaction

$3.95
Nursing2014
April 2008 
Volume 38  Number 4
Pages 60 - 60
 
  PDF Version Available!

ABSTRACT
BY DEFINITION, a hypersensitivity reaction involves an excessive or inappropriate activation of the immune system. 1 This article focuses on Type I immediate hypersensitivity reactions, which can be triggered by administration of certain I.V. drugs. These reactions range from mild local signs and symptoms to life-threatening anaphylaxis, a systemic immune response. Among I.V. drugs, the most common culprits are antibiotics and contrast media. (For details on the four types of hypersensitivity reactions, see Out of control .)

Anaphylaxis, the most severe immediate hypersensitivity reaction, usually occurs within minutes of exposure to the antigen. Signs and symptoms can be grouped by organ system, as follows:

* Respiratory: Nasal congestion, stridor, ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$3.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles Recommended Nursing Articles

What internal motivators drive RNs to pursue a BSN?
Nursing2014 , October 2014
Free access will expire on November 24, 2014.


Breast Cancer Risk Assessment in Primary Care
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, September/October 2014
Free access will expire on November 10, 2014.


Nurses spurring innovation
Nursing Management, October 2014
Free access will expire on November 10, 2014.


More Recommended Articles

Subscribe to Recommended Articles

Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events