Care pathway for latex allergy
The College's care pathway for latex allergy is presented in two parts:
- an algorithm with the stages of ideal care, and
- a set of competences required to diagnose, treat and optimally manage latex allergy.
The algorithm has numbers which correspond to the competences outlined within the body of the document. Download the full anaphylaxis pathway:(PDF, 1.7MB, 8 pages).
We recommend that this pathway is implemented locally by a multidisciplinary team with a focus on creating networks between staff in primary and community healthcare, social care, education and hospital-based practice to improve services for children with allergic conditions. All specialists should have paediatric training.
Latex allergy definition
Latex allergy is defined as an immune mediated reaction to latex products (eg sporting equipment, balloons, contact dermatitis for gloves, condoms, surgical catheters); these encompass immediate and delayed hypersensitivity reactions. This pathway focuses on immediate reactions.
Core knowledge documents
No core knowledge documents were identified for managing children with latex allergies.
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