Exercises for Lesson 3
1. List four causes of anaphylactic shock.
2. List five of the signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock.
3. What are the procedures for treating a patient with anaphylactic shock?
Solutions to Exercises for Lesson 3
- Injections such as penicillin and tetanus antitoxin.
- Ingestion of foods
such as shellfish or berries.
- Insect stings of bee, wasp, yellow jacket, and
- Inhalation of dust and pollen.
- Difficulty in respiration, wheezing, coughing, and a sense of suffocation.
- Weak, rapid, or imperceptible pulse.
- Cyanosis or blueness around the lips.
- Flushing, burning, or itching sensation of the skin.
- Vomiting, convulsions, and abdominal cramps.
- Maintain the airway.
- Assist in ventilation if equipment is available.
- Monitor blood pressure every five to 15 minutes.
- Start an IV, preferably using Ringer's lactate or 0.9 percent NaCl
solution. Perform CPR if necessary.