Latex Allergy


Some people have allergic reactions when they use common products like gloves or balloons that are made out of latex. A person can become sensitized to latex at work, especially if latex gloves are worn on the job. This course will teach you about latex allergy: What it is, how to recognize it, and what to do about it.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-LA
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Report reactions to latex appropriately
Recognize exposures that could lead to latex allergy
Take steps to reduce exposure to latex allergens in the workplace

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Latex Allergy A. Lisa’s Story B. Natural Rubber Latex C. Reactions to Latex D. Associated Food Allergies E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Exposure to Latex A. Latex Products B. Methods of Exposure C. Labeling Requirements D. Alternatives to Latex E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Latex Safety A. Reporting B. Glove Selection C. Skin Care D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Brenda Hoss, RN, MSN, CNS
Brenda Hoss teaches undergraduate nursing as an affiliate professor. Her experience includes teaching community health nursing, influenza vaccination, and patient education about influenza. She has 39 years of professional nursing experience including 23 years as a clinical nurse specialist. Ms. Hoss is currently studying for her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Disclosure: Brenda Hoss, RN, MSN, CNS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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