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Latex Free Products

This is a list containing examples of products and manufacturers which make non-latex alternatives. Since there is no mandatory labelling with respect to the natural rubber latex content of medical devices, this list is based on written information given by manufacturers and distributors. This list does not include all the equipment which may contain latex and does not include all non-latex alternatives. Distributors should be contacted for specific product information.

LATEX CONTAINING LATEX FREE
Latex Gloves Ansell Dermaprene
Baxter Duraprene
J&J Allergard
Vinyl Exam Gloves
Plastic Exam Gloves
Monitoring
Oximeter Probes Datex
Ohmeda
BP Cuff Leads Protect limb with clothing or cotton bandage
Critikon Soft Cuffs
Medtel
ECG Dots 3M
Kendall
Pulmonary Artery Catheters No alternatives. Risks and benefits to be assessed on an individual basis
IV Equipment
Latex Bungs Braun Reflux Valves
3 Way Taps
IV Line Braun line with reflux valves
Smith
OR replace latex bungs prior to running IV fluid through line
Fluid Bags Remove or tape latex port
Colloids - Haemaccel Albumex 5
Drugs may have latex stoppers Remove all stoppers
Emergency Drugs IMS Minijet drugs
Syringes Terumo
LATEX CONTAINING LATEX FREE
Airway Equipment
Resuscitators Laedal
MR 100
Smith
Face Masks King Systems
Promedica
Rusch
Smith
Rebreathing Bag King
Promedica
Rusch
Oral Airways Mallinckrodt
Rusch
Promedica
Smith
Laryngeal mask
Nasopharyngeal Airways Smith
Rusch
Bite block Smith
ETT Rusch
Mallinckrodt
Portex
Tracheotomy tube Smith
Rusch
Catheter Mount Mallinckrodt
Promedica
Smooth Bore Tubing Fisher & Paykel
Promedica
Bain Circuit
Ventilator Bellows Ohmeda
Fibre-optic Scopes Olympus
Pentax
Urinary Catheters Bard
Cook
Tapes Micropore
Transpore 3M
Microfoam
Steristrips
Hypafix Smith and Nephew
Albupore
Tensoplaste
Dressings 3M Tegaderm
Smith & Nephew - Opsite
- Air Strip
Esmarch Bandages  
Drains
- Penrose
Jackson Pratt
Zimmer
Dilators  
Bulb Syringes  
Instrument Mats  
Embolectomy Catheters
Intra-aortic Balloon
No alternatives. Risks and benefits to be assessed on an individual basis
Teeth Protectors

 

Content updates March 2010

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