An allergic reaction is a body's immune system response to an allergen, such as a bee sting or peanut butter. Over the past few decades, there has been an increase in the number of people who have severe allergies and can have an allergic reaction that can potentially be life-threatening. Therefore, it is necessary to be prepared and to be able to handle this crisis. This course will review how to recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction and how to give epinephrine using an EpiPen. Material covered includes how to react if someone has a severe allergic reaction, types of allergic reactions, types of allergens, how to identify a severe allergic reaction, and how to use an EpiPen.
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