Hospital and Telephone Triage

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Debrief - Anaphylaxis

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This triage focused on anaphylaxis. It was a peanut allergy. The patient had had some peanuts in the previous half an hour. So with an allergy, primary assessment is for the airway. Any swelling in the airway, patient needs to come back to resus immediately and the airway has to be protected and established. Remember, any swelling that you can see on the outside of the body will also or could also be happening on the inside of the body in the mucous membranes, so it is important to protect the airway. And finally with anaphylaxis, a threat to the airway, it is important to act quickly, get the patient to a place of safety, make that phone call, call for a crash trolley and get the treatment started immediately.