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Managing anaphylaxis during an emergency

Managing anaphylaxis during an emergency

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


June 30, 2015


July 25, 2018

Programme Description

In this article, updated in 2018, Dr Adam Fox and Dr Siân Ludman outline the steps that need to be taken to manage anaphylaxis successfully. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include distinguishing between an allergic reaction and anaphylaxis, identifying the underlying cause and the importance of post treatment.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Distinguish between an allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
  • Undertake emergency treatment
  • Recognise the importance of identifying the underlying cause
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Adam Fox
    Evelina Children’s Hospital

    Dr Siân Ludman
    Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

    Test author
    Dr Katie Collier


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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