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Ranger/Medic Saves Life Of Men With Anaphylactic Reaction

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avatar Ranger/Medic Saves Life Of Men With Anaphylactic Reaction
August 23, 2007 12:57PM
On Sunday, July 29th, Grant Grove rangers responded to a report of a 22-year-old man suffering from a severe anaphylactic reaction. The man had been stung by wasps while riding his motorcycle on the Generals Highway. He knew that he had an allergy to insect stings (he’d recently exhausted his personal Epi-pen), so he stopped and told a companion who was riding with him that he was about to have a severe allergic reaction. Upon arrival, ranger/park medic Cathy Dalrymple could not detect a blood pressure. Dalrymple administered epinephrine, then measured his blood pressure at 70/60. While waiting for the helicopter to land, she administered more epinephrine and fluids via IV. The man’s condition improved greatly and he was transported to the hospital by a Skylife helicopter.

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