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Latex allergies have recently become a serious problem for healthcare workers and many classes of patients. This course explains the causes of the problem, and outlines the steps to take within a healthcare facility to minimize the risk of latex allergy reactions among both patients and staff.


To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Read the course material.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.

    This course describes how nurses and other staff members can prepare themselves and their work environment to minimize the risks associated with latex allergy. The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Description of natural rubber latex
  • History of latex allergy
  • Pathology of latex allergy
  • Description of risk factors for latex allergy
  • Description of establishing protocols to manage latex allergy
  • Preventing latex allergy reactions in patients
  • Preventing latex allergy reactions in healthcare workers

    To provide nurses with the information to prepare themselves and their work environment to minimize the risks associated with latex allergy.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the three types of reactions to latex, and the causes of developing a sensitivity to latex.
  • Describe the risk factors for latex sensitivity.
  • Describe measures to take to protect patients and healthcare workers from latex allergy reactions.

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    Preparing Staff and Workplace for Future Changes Associated with Latex Allergies Online course
    • Course ID:
      245006
    • Duration:
      n/a
    • Price:
      $50