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170 Healthcare: Latex Allergy
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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.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Define "latex" and give examples of allergic symptoms of exposure to latex.
LO 1.1.2 List and describe the three types of reactions that may occur as a result of exposure to latex.
LO 1.1.3 Discuss the steps in diagnosing latex allergy.
LO 1.1.4 Discuss the methods to protect against exposure to latex.
LO 1.1.5 Describe employer and employee responsibilities to reduce exposure to latex.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)