Anaphylactic shock occurs rapidly and is life-threatening. It is a systemic, type I hypersensitivity reaction that often has fatal consequences. Anaphylaxis causes the immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause a person to go into shock.
Anaphylactic shock is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention and intervention. Nursing care management is dependent on the severity of the initial reaction and the treatment response. Here are four (4) nursing care plans (NCP) for Anaphylactic Shock: