Antihistamine use in ANAPHYLAXIS

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Anaphylaxis is a life threatening condition that generally requires quick and decisive management. Studies have shown that carers and first aiders are often delaying definitive treatment by giving the patient an antihistamine rather than using the EPIPEN. In some cases this could seem to be the better option but may actually delay the treatment that is actually needed.

If a patient presents with signs of severe anaphylaxis including a rash, shortness of breath, swollen eyes, difficulty swallowing and has a known history of anaphylaxis, then the EPIPEN is a better option.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Traveling thru Sydney during this lockdown for first aid training is not recommended – there are better and safer options.  

Unfortunately ALL our Sydney venues are closed due to the COVID Lockdown till the end of July. We feel that the risk of moving thru Sydney unnecessarily is simply too great for our trainers and students.

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