Anaphylaxis in the Air: MD Saves Woman, But Medical Kit an Issue

November 1, 2021

Allergic Living

As allergic reactions can progress quickly, Shah made the decision to use the vial. There is research that asserts delayed administration of epinephrine can lead to fatal consequences.

The passenger with the severe reaction caught a break on this flight. Shah was on his way home from the American College of Emergency Physicians’ national conference. Not every plane will have a skilled ER trained physician on board, or one who knows how to use vials of epinephrine at the right concentration (the cardiac concentration of epinephrine was also in the kit).

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