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.