By Ellen F. Crain, Jeffrey C. Gershel and Sandra J. Cunningham
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In protracted anaphylaxis, symptoms persist for 5–32 hours. Diagnosis The diagnosis of anaphylaxis is based on clinical manifestations fulfilling one of the following three criteria: 1. Acute onset with involvement of skin and/or mucosal tissues and at least one of the following: respiratory compromise, hypotension, evidence of end-organ dysfunction. 2. Rapid onset after exposure to an allergen of at least two of the following: skin or mucosal involvement, respiratory compromise, hypotension, persistent gastrointestinal symptoms.
Always resume CPR immediately after shock for 2 minutes or 5 cycles of 30:2 or 10 cycles of 15:2, then reassess rhythm. Once defibrillation is successful, many patients will required additional CPR before they regain a perfusing rhythm. 11. Obstructive shock: see pp. 66–68 for the treatment of pericardial tamponade and pp. 720–722 for the treatment of a tension pneumothorax. Therapy for pulmonary embolism includes supplemental oxygen and anticoagulation with IV heparin. Post-resuscitation care The goals of post-resuscitation care are to preserve brain function, avoid secondary organ injury, and to diagnose and treat the cause of illness.
Deliver subsequent doses at 4 J/kg. In children, dosing is the same whether using a monophasic or biphasic system. An automatic external defibrillator (AED) can accurately detect VF in children and can be safely and effectively used in patients >1 year of age or weighing >10 kg. In infants and children 1–8 years of age (weight 10–25 kg; length <50 inches), use an AED with a pediatric Chapter 1: Resuscitation 23 Table 1-9. Classification and etiologies of shock Type of shock Etiology Hypovolemic: Pump is empty Dehydration (vomiting, diarrhea, poor intake, heat stroke) Hemorrhage (trauma, GI bleed) Metabolic disease (diabetes, adrenal insufficiency) Plasma losses (burns, peritonitis, hypoproteinemia) Cardiogenic: Weak/sick pump Rhythm disturbances Congestive heart failure Cardiomyopathy Post-resuscitation Distributive: Fluid distribution Sepsis Anaphylaxis Neurogenic shock (head trauma, spinal cord injury) Obstructive: Obstruction of outflow Tension pneumothorax Cardiac tamponade Pulmonary embolism attenuator system.