Purpose: To increase the participant’s understanding of latex allergy. Objectives: 1. List common health care equipment and common household items that may contain latex. 2. Describe three types of reactions to latex. 3. Explain who is at risk for latex sensitivity or latex allergy. 4. Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of latex allergy. 5. Summarize aspects of a latex-safe patient environment. 6. Discuss proper documentation for the latex sensitive or allergic client. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.
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