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1. Which staff members may administer medication?
2. Are all medication administering staff trained in spotting allergic reactions to the medications they are administering?
3. What is the allergic reaction checklist the administering staff should use to tell if someone is having an allergic reaction?
4. Once a patient suffers an allergic reaction to medication administered in the hospital, how long should the hospital staff take to administer antihistamine, steroids or adrenaline?
5. Do the medication administering staff have access to antihistamines in case of emergency?
6. Are medication administering staff required to administer antihistamines immediately or are they required to wait until a doctor is present regardless of reaction getting worse?
7. How does a hospital know if someone is having an allergic reaction when entering A&E?
8. If there is no allergy testing done in A&E or anywhere else in Tunbridge Wells hospital and only inflammation markers are used, does that mean all allergies are treated as infections instead and treated with antibiotics?
9. What type of medical treatment should be offered to a patient suffering an allergic reaction to penicillin?
10. How long do allergic reactions to penicillin last in patients?
11. When a patient is suffering from itching and burning skin from an allergic reaction to penicillin, what treatment should be offered to the patient?

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