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Anaphylaxis: assessment to confirm an anaphylactic episode and the decision to refer after emergency treatment for a suspected anaphylactic episode [CG134]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.1.9

After emergency treatment for suspected anaphylaxis, offer people a referral to a specialist allergy service (age-appropriate where possible) consisting of healthcare professionals with the skills and competencies necessary to accurately investigate, diagnose, monitor and provide ongoing management of, and patient education about, suspected anaphylaxis.

What was measured: Proportion of patients treated in the emergency room for allergic reaction who were referred to an allergy clinic.
Data collection end: October 2013
72%
Area covered: Local
Source: Lukawska JA (2015) How good is the management of anaphylaxis in the emergency room (ER)? A UK center experience. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Conference: AB203


Recommendation: 1.1.10

After emergency treatment for suspected anaphylaxis, offer people (or, as appropriate, their parent and/or carer) an appropriate adrenaline injector as an interim measure before the specialist allergy service appointment.

What was measured: Proportion of patients treated in the emergency room for allergic reaction who were offered adrenaline autoinjectors on discharge.
Data collection end: October 2013
55%
Area covered: Local
Source: Lukawska JA (2015) How good is the management of anaphylaxis in the emergency room (ER)? A UK center experience. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Conference: AB203



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