Investigation of Perioperative Anaphylaxis

Prevention of Future Reactions

You have an important role to play to protect yourself from a repeat reaction.

As well as reporting your allergy correctly whenever asked, you may need a prescription for an adrenaline auto-injector (EpiPen) or a Medical Alert bracelet, depending on the nature of your allergy.

We will help you arrange this and provide training if required.

While QARC will provide comprehensive advice on the best way to manage your next anaesthetic or return to surgery, you will also have an important role to play.

For a serious allergic reaction, you will need to always report the allergy to anyone who asks. You will need to keep your own careful records of anaesthetics you have in the future.

In some cases, you may be advised to purchase a Medical Alert bracelet or similar to alert health care providers of your allergy in the event that you are not able to do so yourself, for example if you are injured or unconscious. 

For certain drug allergies, you may need a prescription for one or more adrenaline auto-injectors (EpiPen or equivalent). We will help you to arrange this and educate you on their use if needed, QARC is also able to act as a repository to store information on future anaesthetics on your behalf if you wish.

Any anaesthetist in the future can then contact us to receive advice on what has been proven to work safely for you.