Cynthia Bennet is a 34-year-old African American female with a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus, end-stage renal disease, and hemodialysis. Early on Monday morning, she was admitted to the emergency department for a fever of unknown origin. She was subsequently admitted to the medical-surgical unit for further evaluation and treatment of a urinary tract infection (UTI). The scenario takes place on Monday at 1300 after Cynthia has returned from hemodialysis. The dialysis nurse has just started the first dose of IV ampicillin.
Assess, prioritize, and manage care for a patient experiencing an anaphylactic reaction to an IV antibiotic.
Allergy and immunology, Internal medicine