Immunological Emergencies

Organization: Emergency Services Education

Created by: Shane Driver NRP, FP-C, CCEMTP


The human body is constantly at war defending itself against foreign invaders.  Usually, it wins the war.  There are times, however, that the body's response to an invader is more than the body itself can handle.  Failure to recognize this emergency can result in death within minutes.


ADPH/OEMST 1.0 CME All Levels 17.R1.0042, 18-R1-9100, 19-R1-9100, 20-R1-9100, 21-R1-9100, 22-R1-9100, 23-R1-9100, 24-R1-9100

  • Review the Immune System and how it works
  • Discuss the physiology related to allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Differentiate between mild, localized, and anaphylactic reaction
  • Explain the actions and use of diphenhydramine and epinephrine in allergic reactions.
  • Review the use of the EpiPen
  • Review the Alabama EMS protocol for Allergic Reactions

Download Sample Sample Immunological.pdf ~ (583.55 kb)

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