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Recognition and Nursing Care of a Patient Experiencing Anaphylaxis

Contributed on July 4, 2022, last updated September 6, 2023.



Sue Coffey, Ontario Tech University

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Amira Mohamed, a 36-year-old refugee from Syria with a history of lung damage from previous exposure to a chlorine gas bombing, is admitted for shortness of breath (SOB). She became increasingly SOB over a 2-day period during the past 7 days. She was admitted to hospital 2 days ago with SOB and fever. Repeat chest x-ray shows a RLL pneumonia for which she is prescribed IV antibiotics.

Learning Objectives:

Recognize signs and symptoms of acute anaphylaxis.

Determine priority actions based on patient status for early interventions.

Demonstrate knowledge related to medication administration for prevention and treatment of anaphylaxis.

Demonstrate effective interprofessional communication within the context of an emergency situation.

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


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Coffey S. Recognition and Nursing Care of a Patient Experiencing Anaphylaxis. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from

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Target Learners






Undergraduate / post-secondary

Fields / Disciplines:

Emergency / trauma

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