Latex Allergies and Glove Selection Strategies in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

Latex Allergies and Glove Selection Strategies in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

Latex Allergies and Glove Selection Strategies in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

Latex Allergies and Glove Selection Strategies in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

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Though latex allergy in the general population is low, many medical supplies and devices contain latex and can trigger an allergic reaction. This reaction can be life-threatening for some people. For this reason, latex allergy has been identified as a significant problem for healthcare personnel and patients. This course discusses the latex allergy in general, routes, or and reactions to latex, the prevalence of latex allergies and methods for glove selection and the control and prevention of latex exposure.

COURSE INFORMATION

1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-01-15Updated 2020-01-15

Course Objectives

  • Define latex allergy.
  • Identify routes and reactions to latex exposure.
  • Understand the impact of latex allergies.
  • Identify interventions for the control and prevention of latex exposure.

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