Did you know?
- Food allergies are the cause of 10% – 40% of all cases of anaphylaxis (the potentially life-threatening allergic response) presenting to hospital Emergency Rooms.
- Approximately 6,000 deaths occur in the U.S.A. each year as a result of asthma.
- Early administration of epinephrine in anaphylaxis or severe asthma may be life saving.
- Prompt management of diabetic hypoglycemia (in insulin-dependant diabetes) can diminish the risk of permanent brain damage and, as well, may be life saving.
- Bees and wasps account for the majority of anaphylaxis from insect bites and stings.
- Fatal reactions to insect stings are more common in sensitized patients (i.e. those known to have a prior allergic reaction, even a minor one).
- People with severe reactions are advised to have self-administered medications, such as epinephrine, readily available.
- The world’s best physician is powerless to help in any of the above situations if the appropriate medications are not at hand.
- An untrained attendant can administer a life saving dose of medication, such as epinephrine, with minimal risk, IF the drug and instructions for its administration are available.
- On average, there are 7 anaphylactic children in every elementary school and 17 anaphylactic students in every high school according to the Toronto Star, May 16, 2005.
The @Risk Rescue System is a simple, but highly-effective, modular system that centralizes the life-saving procedures and medications needed in response to anaphylaxis, severe asthma attacks, or any other predictable medical emergency.