Nursing Diagnosis and Nursing Intervention

Risk for Latex Allergy Response Nursing Diagnosis and Interventions

Risk for Latex Allergy Response

Definition: Risk of hypersenitivity to natural latex rubber products

Risk Factors
  • History of reactions to latex
  • Allergies to bananas, avocados, tropical fruits, kiwi, chestnuts, poinsettia plants
  • History of allergies and asthma
  • Professions with daily exposure to latex
  • Multiple surgical procedures, especially from infancy
NOTE: A risk diagnosis is not evidenced by signs and symptoms, as the problem has not occurred and nursing interventions are directed at prevention.

Sample Clinical Applications :
Multiple allergies, neural tube defects (e.g., spina bifida, myelomeningoceles), multiple surgeries at early age, chronic urological conditions (e.g., neurogenic bladder, exstrophy of bladder), spinal cord trauma

Desired Outcomes / Evaluation Criteria
Client Will (Include Specific Time Frame)
  • Identify and correct potential risk factors in the environment.
  • Demonstrate appropriate lifestyle changes to reduce risk of exposure.
  • Identify resources to assist in promoting a safe environment.
  • Recognize need for/seek assistance to limit response/complications.
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