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Management of a patient with a latex allergy.

Minami CA, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Management of a Patient With a Latex Allergy. JAMA. 2017;317(3):309-310. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20034.

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January 25, 2017
Minami CA, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. JAMA. 2017;317:309-310.

This case analysis discusses the use of a latex catheter in a patient with a known latex allergy and presents how root cause analysis identified factors that contributed to the error. Recommended corrective actions included educating staff about latex allergies and using a checklist to address communication, documentation, and process weaknesses.

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Minami CA, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Management of a Patient With a Latex Allergy. JAMA. 2017;317(3):309-310. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20034.