Specific lots of epinephrine ampules have been voluntarily withdrawn.
Dr. Johnson discusses the benefits of antihistamines and the proper administration considering a swollen airway.
Creating protocols for administering epinephrine in vials and things to consider.
Q: Someone I know was having difficulty sleeping on a trip. A friend suggested trying the diphenhydramine (e.g., Benadryl) from our first aid kit. Shortly after, this person developed hives, chest tightness and shortness of breath. We administered epinephrine from the kit for a presumed anaphylactic reaction and evacuated him. In the end, after a… Read more »