Angioedema, Urticaria and Anaphylaxis: Pediatric Allergic Emergencies (On Demand)

This presentation will discuss the format of the triggers, presentation and treatment of urticaria, angioedema and anaphylaxis in children. Emphasis will be on the early recognition of anaphylaxis and appropriate in-clinic or pre-hospital care, with follow-on to the emergency department. Use of epinephrine auto-injectors will be discusses as well as pitfalls in treatment of anaphylaxis. Physician orders for emergency allergy treatment of children in schools will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the common triggers of anaphylaxis in children
  • Review the presentation of angioedema, urticaria and anaphylaxis
  • Review the acute treatment options of urticaria, angioedema
  • Review the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis



Robert Allen, DO, FACEP


Dr. Robert Allen is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, School of Osteopathic Medicine. He attended medical school at Western University of the Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific on an Air Force scholarship. After graduating, he served a rotating Internship at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Michigan and then went on active duty in the Air Force.

After four years as a flight surgeon Dr. Allen came to San Antonio for his Emergency Medicine Residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center/Brooke Army Medical Center. After Residency and a tour as the Vice Chair of the Emergency Department at Malcom Grow USAF Medical Center, Dr. Allen returned to operational medicine, and spent eight years as the head physician for USAF Special Tactics. He then returned to San Antonio to teach Aeromedical Evacuation, Critical Care Air Transport and Combat/Deployment Medicine at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine. He retired from the Air Force in 2006, and worked for the Department of Energy in Nevada. In 2008, he returned to the School of Aerospace Medicine until it moved to Wright-Patterson AFB in 2011. He retired (again) in 2011 and has practiced Emergency Medicine part-time since then. During his 34 years of practice, Dr. Allen has been able to practice medicine on five Continents (he’s still working on getting to Australia and Antarctica).

Dr. Allen's medical interests include Wilderness Medicine, Operational/Tactical Medicine and Disaster Medicine. 


1 AOA Category 1-A credit


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