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Exercise No.

DRUG ALLERGY INTERVIEW

Objectives:

1. To conduct an interview with a patient admitted in a


hospital regarding any drug or food allergy.
2. To be able to identify from patients history what are
possible indications of the presence of allergy.
3. To prepare an allergy card.
4. To fill out allergy sheet properly.

Procedure:

1. Secure an allergy sheet. Conduct an allergy interview


with patient assigned to you.

2. Prepare guide questions before hand and politely


inquire from patient any presence of allergy in the
past history and present history.

3. Prepare the allergy card in a white card. Put


necessary information of patient allergy on food
using blue ballpen and red ballpen for any drug
allergy.

4. Be sure to place this card on the first page of the


patient’s medical chart for the doctor to see.

Questions:

1. What is allergy? What are the possible causes of


allergy?

2. Give mechanism of action of any drug used to


alleviate allergy.
3. Discuss the different types of hypersensitivity
reactions.

4. What is the drug of choice for anaphylactic shock


caused by drug allergy. Illustrate the mechanism of
action.

5. Describe or illustrate the mechanism of action of


prednisone in blocking the production of IGE.

6. Submit the following:


a. Patient Drug Profi1e
b. Filled Allergy Sheet
c. White Allergy Card