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Ask the Expert

This is the second in a series of questions and responses from our guest expert, Francis L. Counselman, MD, Chairman, Emergency Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

Is epinephrine being administered in the ER?

Q. Our anaphylaxis practice parameter states: “In general, place patients in a supine position to prevent or counteract potential circulatory collapse. Place pregnant patients on their left side. A case series on anaphylactic deaths has suggested an association between upright posture and death.” Some even suggest raising the patient’s legs. Is this reported in your literature Read more.

A. Emergency physicians are adept at managing hypovolemia, hypotension and circulatory collapse. Such patients, regardless of etiology, are kept supine and treated with IV crystalloids, usually normal saline. In the pediatric patient, 20cc/kg of crystalloid IV is the recommended starting amount for the treatment of hypovolemia, regardless of the cause. Read more.

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Disclaimer: This advice is not intended to diagnose or treat, but concerns general recommendations; the archived questions and answers may not reflect all of the current knowledge in our field. As always, consult with your own physician.
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