Latex allergy precautions. A research-based protocol
NLM Title Abbreviation
Nurs Clin North Am
The Nursing clinics of North America
Recently, a number of case reports in the literature have heightened the awareness of health care professionals to the prevalence and seriousness of allergies to natural rubber latex. Reports of serious anaphylactic reactions in patients with no known history of the allergy are particularly alarming. The Iowa Model for improving quality through research utilization provided a framework to develop a protocol for screening patients and caring for those identified as high risk for a systemic reaction to latex. An overview of this research-based practice protocol and the process used are presented.
Anaphylaxis/etiology, Clinical Nursing Research, Clinical Protocols, Drug Hypersensitivity/etiology/prevention & control, Health Personnel, Humans, Latex/adverse effects, Models, Nursing, Risk Assessment
Published Article/Book Citation
The Nursing clinics of North America, 30:3 (1995) pp.475-493.