Latex allergy : a perioperative environmental hazard

Osborne, Sonya (1998) Latex allergy : a perioperative environmental hazard. ACORN Journal, 11(4), pp. 26-28.

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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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ID Code: 66702
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: latex allergy, perioperative nurse, operating room
ISSN: 1448-7535
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2014 01:08
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2014 01:08

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