The use of latex gloves has brought a new threat to the healthcare environment when it comes to severe latex allergies. Paying careful attention to the risks of latex allergy can save lives and avoid a severe reaction. Here, you’ll learn about latex allergies and how to avoid exposure, whether working with patients with latex allergies or if you have a latex allergy yourself.
At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
Describe the symptoms of latex allergies.
List commonly used medical equipment that contains latex.
Outline what to do if you develop a latex allergy.