Latex Allergy Alert
by Instructor: Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN; Instructor: Sara Lowe, RN, MSN, CPNP, APNP, AE-C
Credentialed for: Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Latex hypersensitivity was characterized as a problem in the late 1970s and increased throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Healthcare workers are at higher risk for latex allergy than the general population due to occupational exposure. Despite the recognition of natural rubber latex allergy as a serious concern more than 35 years ago, many healthcare providers are unable to recognize the symptoms. This educational activity will discuss differentiating types of allergic responses to latex, sources of exposure, and measures to reduce exposure to latex for sensitive individuals.

About the Course Author

Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN. Carrie has over ten years’ experience in radiology nursing, in vascular and interventional radiology as well as all imaging modalities. She is a Certified Radiology Nurse with clinical expertise in procedural sedation, cardiac CT, and radiation safety, and prior experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, and emergency care. She is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and RAD-AID International.
 

Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Association of Medical Assistants

    1.00HOURS

    This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 general continuing education unit(s) (approval Clinical). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-715192
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 1.0 contact hours upon successful completion.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    N/A


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE152-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Distinguish between immediate and delayed allergic responses to latex.; Identify two sources of latex in the healthcare environment.; List four ways to reduce risk to those with latex allergies in healthcare settings.; Name three risk factors for the development of a latex allergy.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Background
    The Allergy
    The Source
    Increased Incidence
    Summary
    Section 3: Reactions
    Physiology
    Risk Factors
    Signs and Symptoms
    Summary
    Section 4: Management
    Diagnosis
    Prevention and Treatment
    Summary
    Section 5: Safe Environments
    Providing a Safe Environment
    Summary
    Section 6: Clinical Vignette
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor(s)
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
     
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Certified Medical Assistants; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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