Search Tag: adrenaline

ICU Management

Better Training Tools to Combat Life-threatening Allergic Reactions

2015 04 Jul

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the introduction of more effective educational material to promote appropriate use of adrenaline auto-injectors. The move came following concerns that currently available devices may deliver adrenaline under the skin instead of into a muscle, hence delaying response to treatment. Adrenaline auto-injectors... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Arrest: Adrenaline Questioned

2014 17 Aug

Over the past decade several scientists have suggested that adrenaline, used for more than fifty years as a key part of resuscitation, may actually do more harm than good. This is based on the evidence that adrenaline may damage the brain by reducing blood supply to the head and may in fact diminish the patient's chances of survival. This is a definite... Read more

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