EMS Manual

Emergency Medical System Manual for a latex safer rescue   Second Edition
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND OF LATEX ALLERGY

Introduction and Disclaimer 3
Latex Allergy 4
Powder-Associated Reactions, Proper Hand Care and Glove Selection 5
Creating and Maintaining Latex-Safer Environments 7
History of Child Alert Programs 10


SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR LATEX-SAFER PRACTICE

Recommended Treatment for Severe Allergic Reactions 11
Guide for a Latex-Safer Rescue Unit 12
Latex-Sensitive Patient Information Form 14
Strict Latex Precautions in Health Care Settings 15
Sample Trauma Bag 16


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND REFERENCES

Acknowledgments 17
References and Additional Reading 18
Websites 19
Problem Reporting 20
Allergy Organizations 20
Related Organizations & Latex Allergy Links 21


SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

Letter to Manufacturers 22
A.C.A.A.I. Sample Letter Addressing Latex Allergy Issue 23
Latex Allergy Questionnaire 24
Latex-Free Alternative Product List 25


STATE EPINEPHRINE POLICIES

(Presented with the assistance of The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network)
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