Latex Allergy Alert - CE152-60

Latex Allergy Alert

by Sara Lowe, RN, MSN, CPNP, APNP, AE-C
(4.4 / 12291 ratings )

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

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
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 general continuing education unit(s) (approval # 136134 for 5/30/19 to 5/29/20). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

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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Norm S - ,  ·  May 17, 2019
Learned about the types of allergies, onset times, reactions to expect.
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Jill H - ,  ·  May 17, 2019
Strongly dislike survey
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Caitlin H - Locust Grove, VA  ·  May 17, 2019
This course was well written, easy to read and contained a lot of useful knowledge.
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Meghan S - Fort Collins, CO  ·  May 15, 2019
I would like to see reduction in the use of latex catheters especially for long term or frequent use due to recurrent exposure leading to allergies
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Carmen A - ,  ·  May 11, 2019
This course was very informative
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