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Management of Latex-Allergic Individuals

ASCIA Guidelines

The information contained in the Guidelines for the Management of Latex-Allergic Individuals in Health Care Facilities and for the Minimisation of Continuing Latex Sensitisation has been prepared with great care and is accurate at the time of publication. As the constituents of products are constantly changing and products are regularly removed or added to the market, individuals should check the particular product for latex content before use.

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About these Guidelines

Preamble
Glossary of terms
Introduction
Irritant Dermatitis
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Immediate Hypersensitivity to Latex
Appropriate Handcare Education
Public health Issues
References

Guidelines for Hospital Management of Latex Allergic patients

Aims of Guidelines
Management of known or suspected latex allergic patients
Preparation of a latex safe environment
Ward preparation
Ward procedures

Operating Suite Guidelines

Preparation of Operating Room
Transfer of patient
Operative period
Recovery
Delivery suite
Other procedural areas

Guidelines for general practice management of latex allergic patients

Aims of Guidelines
Management of known latex allergic patients
Preparation of latex safe environment
Consulting room preparation
Consulting room procedures

Guidelines to promote safe practice in the dental environment for latex allergic patients

General dentistry
Specialist dentistry
Latex safe general anaesthesia for general and restorative dentistry
IV sedation
Emergency/Resuscitation equipment

Latex Free List

Latex allergy - advice for latex allergic individuals

Latex allergy information for new employees

Content updated March 2010

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