Nursing CPD Institute

Latex Allergy

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 31 March 2021
This session explores latex allergy and the actions that can be taken to reduce exposure in the workplace.


“Gain an understanding of the cause of latex allergy”

Course Content

‘Latex allergy affects about 1% of the general population, however, amongst healthcare workers, the prevalence is approximately 15%. Latex allergy is the second leading cause of perioperative anaphylaxis after muscle relaxants.

Hypersensitivity reactions associated with latex range from localized to potentially fatal anaphylactic reactions.’ This session explores the common triggers for latex allergies and recommendations to employ in the healthcare setting.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the cause of latex allergy
  • Acquire knowledge regarding signs and symptoms associated with adverse reactions to latex
  • Receive information regarding strategies in the workplace to reduce exposure
  • Gain an awareness of the incidence and the most common triggers for latex allergy in healthcare organisations 
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