Ask ECRI: Patient and Staff Notification of Latex Items

March 28, 2018 | Ambulatory Care Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​A risk manager recently sought guidance on patient and staff notification about latex items that are in use in the facility.

Although most healthcare facilities routinely provide nonlatex alternatives to clinical items and ask patients if they are allergic to latex, exposures and allergic reactions continue to occur. If items that contain latex are still present in...

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