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Anaphylaxis Interactive Learning Guide

Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic response that often involves swelling, hives, difficulty breathing, lowered blood pressure and in severe cases, shock. If anaphylactic shock isn't treated immediately, it can be fatal. Anaphylaxis may occur in people with allergies to foods, insect stings, medications or latex. If you are at risk for anaphylaxis, be prepared with an anaphylaxis action plan and by carrying epinephrine.

In order to help patients and caregivers understand this condition, the AAAAI developed a web-based audio-visual anaphylaxis recognition-and-response tool. This guide is intended to evaluate the viewer’s/learner’s ability to recognize promptly and respond effectively to anaphylactic emergencies as presented in proposed scenarios. These common presentations of anaphylaxis include pre-hospital/pre-Emergency Medical Services, community-based scenarios in children and adults.


If you think you’ve experienced anaphylaxis or need to see a board-certified allergist to discuss your anaphylaxis treatment plan, you can locate an allergist / immunologist close to you in our directory.

Medical content developed and reviewed by the leading experts in allergy, asthma and immunology. This information is for general educational, communication and information purposes only and are neither designed nor intended to replace nor constitute the giving of case specific or other medical advice, treatments or diagnosis.