Anaphylaxis Treatment

Treatment of anaphylaxis:

  • Check for ABC’s (airway, breathing, circulation)
  • Activate Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Remove triggers
  • Administer epinephrine if qualified to do so.  (Depending on the severity, a second dose may be needed, and can be repeated every 5-15 minutes, if needed)
  • Place patient in comfortable position [on their back (or a reclined seated position if breathing is labored) , elevate the lower extremities]
  • Monitor vitals until advanced medical personnel arrives
  • Send Epi-pen with EMS


  • Epi-pen
  • Phone
  • Benadryl
  • Ice
  • Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope
  • Wrist watch to take pulse
  • CPR mask/bag-valve mask
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Emergency Airway Kit
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Emergency contact cards