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Document ID (ISN)109440
CIS number 09-401
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Uribe Llopis P., Barbero del Palacio P., Alonso Cobo M.T., Bardón Fernández-Pacheco I., Caso Pita M.C.
Title Towards a latex-free hospital
Original title Hacia un hospital sin látex [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.LIV, No.212, p.99-108. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; plant health organization; hospitals; natural rubber; latex; Spain
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; substitution; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Hand and arm protection
Occupational health services