Latex Allergy Alert - CE152-60

Latex Allergy Alert

by Sara Lowe, RN, MSN, CPNP, APNP, AE-C
(4.4 / 12108 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 AAMA CEUs)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Latex hypersensitivity was first recognized in 1979, with increasing frequency in the 1980s and 1990s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared it a serious concern after 15 latex-related deaths occurred between 1988 and 1992, and after reports of more than 1,000 systemic allergic reactions were received. Despite the recognition of natural rubber latex allergy as a serious concern more than 35 years ago, as many as 50% of healthcare providers are unable to recognize symptoms of natural latex allergy. This educational activity will discuss differentiating type 1 and 4 allergic responses to latex, sources of exposure, and measures to reduce exposure to latex for sensitive individuals.


The goal of this latex allergy continuing education program is to update nurses’ knowledge about latex allergy. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate between immediate and delayed allergic responses to latex
  • Identify two sources of potential latex exposure
  • List four measures for reducing risk to latex-allergic individuals in healthcare facilities
Please note: Certified medical assistants can use contact hours earned from this course as non-preapproved CEUs toward recertification with the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Course Originally Released on: 7/14/1997
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/25/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/25/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Melva A - Greeley, CO  ·  Mar 21, 2019
great piece of information
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Adalin C - lakelnad, FL  ·  Mar 21, 2019
This course was very imformative
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Tiffney T - Payson, AZ  ·  Mar 19, 2019
I feel this information was very informative.
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Emily H - Fairbanks, AK  ·  Mar 19, 2019
Very informative to know the cross reactions with foods.
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Anita C - Atlanta, GA  ·  Mar 18, 2019
Refreshing. I am allergic to Latex. Will share with my peers to always question patient about latex allergy and pay close attention to history.
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