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Medical: 5

Allergies and Anaphylaxis: 5 ═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ ══════════════════════════

UNIT TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

5-5

At the completion of this unit, the paramedic student will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles

and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the patient with an allergic or anaphylactic reaction.

COGNITIVE OBJECTIVES At the completion of this unit, the paramedic student will be able to:

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Define allergic reaction. (C-1) Define anaphylaxis. (C-1) Describe the incidence, morbidity and mortality of anaphylaxis. (C-1) Identify the risk factors most predisposing to anaphylaxis. (C-1) Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the organs and structures related to anaphylaxis. (C-1) Describe the prevention of anaphylaxis and appropriate patient education. (C-1) Discuss the pathophysiology of allergy and anaphylaxis. (C-1) Describe the common methods of entry of substances into the body. (C-1) Define natural and acquired immunity. (C-1) Define antigens and antibodies. (C-1) List common antigens most frequently associated with anaphylaxis. (C-1) Discuss the formation of antibodies in the body. (C-1) Describe physical manifestations in anaphylaxis. (C-1) Differentiate manifestations of an allergic reaction from anaphylaxis. (C-3) Recognize the signs and symptoms related to anaphylaxis. (C-1) Differentiate among the various treatment and pharmacological interventions used in the management of anaphylaxis. (C-3) Integrate the pathophysiological principles of the patient with anaphylaxis. (C-3) Correlate abnormal findings in assessment with the clinical significance in the patient with anaphylaxis. (C- 3) Develop a treatment plan based on field impression in the patient with allergic reaction and anaphylaxis. (C-3)

AFFECTIVE OBJECTIVES None identified for this unit.

PSYCHOMOTOR OBJECTIVES None identified for this unit.

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─────────────────────────── United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum

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