Latex allergy: a perioperative environmental hazard

Osborne, Sonya R. ORCID: (1998) Latex allergy: a perioperative environmental hazard. ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, 11 (4). pp. 26-28. ISSN 1448-7535


Latex allergy is a serious, possibly life threatening health hazard in the perioperative environment. Policy and procedures should be developed to identify patients who may be sensitive to latex and to ensure the avoidance of latex products in their care. Healthcare workers should also take steps to avoid exposure and protect themselves from hypersensitivity reactions.

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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 06:13
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 02:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: latex; allergy
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420501 Acute care

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