Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) often impacts several bodily systems simultaneously. At its most extreme, anaphylaxis is life-threatening, and can arise from insect stings or bites, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, latex and even exercise. In some cases, the cause of anaphylaxis can’t be ascertained, and is known as idiopathic anaphylaxis. In almost every case, anaphylactic shock can be counteracted using adrenaline auto-injectors complemented by other first aid procedures.
Not every injury or ailment is life-threatening, but all casualties deserve the best possible assistance. Real Response training attainments include anaphylaxis knowledge that is retained and ready to be applied using a skill-set attuned to responding in a timely and effective manner. Progressive first aid includes cutting-edge equipment that can re-start a person’s heart, supply oxygen to the lungs, and more recently, administer injections that immediately counteract the effect of debilitating toxins.
Anaphylactic Shock Symptoms
First aid skills can and should be learnt by everyone, for the sake of friends, loved ones and other grateful recipients. Anaphylaxis symptoms appear in various bodily systems and organs, manifesting in a variety of ways, including:
- Swelling of the mouth, tongue, throat and face
- Skin problems including redness, rash, itching and hives
- Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and cramps
- Trouble swallowing and difficulty breathing
- Dizziness, paleness, weak pulse, losing consciousness
When left untreated, anaphylaxis can be fatal, and the significance of reliably trained first aid staff becomes apparent.
How Long Does It Take For A Person To Go Into Anaphylactic Shock?
It’s now known for certain that small percentage of Australians suffer from extreme allergies. Recent studies reveal that 1%-2% of school children suffer peanut allergy in various degrees, and the overall-allergy percentage is obviously much higher. The rapid onset of anaphylactic shock demands immediate first aid response, an ability that is attained in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis, a stand-out Real Response training course. Here are some more anaphylaxis facts worth considering.
- Severe anaphylactic shock symptoms can appear in seconds, or progress from mild to severe over several hours
- As anaphylaxis unfolds differently with every individual, any occurrence should be taken seriously and first aid immediately applied
- In severe cases, death can result unless an EpiPen injection is administered in a timely manner
- Survival is far more likely when Real Response trained personnel are on hand and ready to assist
- Many anaphylaxis fatalities occur at schools and care centres where accidents, injuries and allergies are more likely.
- An increase in anaphylaxis management training, plus an appropriate action plan in case of emergency, will save more lives.
Real Response Anaphylaxis Solutions
Accidents and emergencies can happen at any time, and the response by bystanders can be the difference between life and death. Being suddenly thrust into an emergency is certainly daunting, but any attempt at saving a life is admirable, and when first aid is administered correctly the chances of complete recovery are multiplied many times over. Real Response was established to expand the reach of first aid training, promote immersive learning for greater knowledge retention, and empower students with the skill-set and confidence to respond to emergencies with a calm, measured, and efficient approach.
As Australians explore new culinary experiences and cuisines, the range of ingredients has evolved into an international buffet, with new taste sensations to enjoy with every bite. Naturally, a percentage of Australians won’t be so lucky, instead suffering from allergies that can be irritating, debilitating, or even deadly. The risks are exacerbated by increased availability of medicines and pharmaceuticals, some of which react adversely on a percentage of the population. A pro-active approach is required to educate and train future first aiders with the skill-set required to create safe environments, understand anaphylaxis symptoms, and deliver timely treatment that provides the greatest attainment of all – the ability to save someone’s life.