|Document ID (ISN)||109440|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Uribe Llopis P., Barbero del Palacio P., Alonso Cobo M.T., Bardón Fernández-Pacheco I., Caso Pita M.C.
||Towards a latex-free hospital
||Hacia un hospital sin látex [in Spanish]|
||Sep. 2008, Vol.LIV, No.212, p.99-108. Illus. 15 ref.
||09-0401.pdf [in Spanish]
http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/mesetra/v54n212/original6.pdf [in Spanish]
||The objective of this work was to describe the steps taken in a public hospital in Spain in order to achieve the goal of being a "latex-free hospital". This policy was chosen because of the increasing number of cases of latex allergy. Besides protecting workers, the actions are also aimed at protecting patients against possible post-operation allergic reactions.
||protective gloves; plant health organization; hospitals; natural rubber; latex; Spain
||allergens; substitution; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services
Hand and arm protection
Occupational health services