I'm currently evaluating our unit's management plan for infusion reactions and anaphylaxis. I would appreciate it very much if anyone would be willing to share their SOPs or policies/procedures for managing these situations.
Thanks so much!
We have emergency medications built into each order set that includes a medication that has a potential for a hypersensitivity reaction. The RN can start emergency medications if signs or symptoms of a reaction are observed. The provider is called immediately, but we do not have to wait to administer the emergency medications.
This is what we are trying to implement in our unit as we do not have MDs or APNs available on site to guide emergency response. Your response adds to my evidence that this is OK.
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