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Latex surgical gloves

Robert Brown and Julie Frieschlag talk about the transition to latex-free surgical gloves and a latex-safe environment at Johns Hopkins.rubber glove

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Program Notes:    

Robert Brown:
      Issue to me
0:56      1990's
1:15      Universal precautions
1:55      Production quicker and curing time reduced
2:32      Latex allergies
3:07      General population 1-6%
4:06      Several ways to have exposure
4:49      Skin red and raw, more protein
5:20      The more exposure the more risk
5:52      What amount is important?
6:17      First point was identifying the products
7:10      Patients need to be concerned
7:53      In the hospital
8:00      Julie Frieschlag describes the effort at Johns Hopkins
9:15      Now what are we using?
9:50      More expensive
10:00    Just as comfortable
11:09    Other latex products
11:24    Patient awareness
12:06    End

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