Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins found in natural rubber latex; a product made from the rubber tree. Healthcare workers are at an increased risk of developing a latex allergy.
This course takes a closer look at latex allergy, including ways healthcare providers can reduce and/or prevent an allergy.
|Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
|Define "latex" and give examples of allergic symptoms of exposure to latex.
|List and describe the three types of reactions that may occur as a result of exposure to latex.
|Discuss the steps in diagnosing latex allergy.
|Discuss the methods to protect against exposure to latex.
|Describe employer and employee responsibilities to reduce exposure to latex.