Allergy Scenario

You’re working as a solo responder and have been called to a 27-year-old female with sudden onset, severe difficulty in breathing. Control have passed on that the patient is at work, there is a first aider present, and it is reported that the patient has an allergy to peanuts. An Ambulance is 10 minutes behind you.

On arrival, the patient has been taken to a small first aid room, the first aider hands over that she knows the patient and she has a severe allergy to peanuts. She started to deteriorate shortly after lunch. The patient has her own EpiPen’s and has administered one to herself on initial symptoms starting. Looking at the patient, she has angioedema around the lips, significantly increased work of breathing, sounds audibly wheezy, looks slightly pale, and is very anxious.