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Latex Allergy Policy

Attachment 1: UNC SOD Latex-free Alternative Dental Products

Spring 1998
Frequently contains LATEX Examples of LATEX-SAFE alternatives/barriers
Adhesives, skin (Smith+Nephew)Anesthesia circuits, bags, oxygen masks Mastisol (Ferndale)
Neoprene (Anesthesia Associates, Ohmeda adult), some Vital Signs
Blood pressure cuff, tubing (J &J)
Bulb syringe
Active Strip (3M), CURAD flexible Neon, Readi-Bandages
Cleen Cuff (Vital Signs), nylon (some Trimline)
selected Davol, Medline, Rusch, Premium, Baxter
Casts: Delta-Lite Podiatry, Orthoflex (J & J)
Catheters, condom
Catheters, indwelling & systems, UDS
Catheters, cardiac, vascular, pulmonary
Catheters, straight, coude
Catheters, feeding
CPR manikins & Medical training aids
Scotchcast soft,Delta-Lites,recent Conformable(J & J), Caraglas Ultra,liners(Gore)
Clear Advantage (Mentor), ProSys NL (ConvaTec), selected Coloplast, Rochester
some Am BioMed, Argyle,Bard,Cook, Dale, Kendall,Lifetech, Mentor, Rochester, Rusch, Vitaid. Adapters & plug (Addto)
some World Medical, Am BioMed, Mentor, RobNel (Sherwood), Coloplast, selected Bard, Rusch catheters
Accumark feeding catheter (Sims Portex)
most Laerdal products
Dressings: Dyna-flex, butterfly closures (J & J)
BDF Elastoplast, Action Wrap, Coban (3M)
Lyofoam (Acme), Spandage (Medi-tech)
Duoderm (Squibb), Reston foam (3M), Opsite, Venigard, Comfeel (Coloplast)
Xeroform(Sherwood), PinCare(Hollister), Bioclusive, Montg'ry strap(J & J), Webril (Kendall), Metalline,Selopor, Opraflex (Lohmann), Centurion brief,some Airstrips
NOTE: latex in package only: Steri-strip wound closure system, Tegaderm, Tegasorb, Active Strips (3M), Nu-Derm (J&J), CURAD
Elastic wrap: ACE, Esmarch, ZimmerDyna-flex, Elastikon (J & J)
Electrode bulbs, pads, grounding
Endotracheal tubes, airwaysEnemas, Ready-to-use (Fleet Pediatric and Mineral oil have latex valve- will soon change)
E-Cotton, CEB elastic(coNco), Champ (Carolon), Adban Adhesive, X-Mark(Avcor)
Co-Flex, PowerFlex(Andover), Comprilan (Jobst), Esmark (DeRoyal, NHP)
some Baxter, Dantec EMG, Conmed, ValleyLab, Vermont Med, Staodyn, Neotrodeselected Berman, Mallinckrodt, Polamedco, Portex, Rusch, Sheridan, ShileyBabyLax, some Adult (Fleet), Theravac, Bowel Man't Tube (MIC), Pharmasealset (Baxter), cone irrigation set (Convatec), silicone retention cuff tip (Lafayette)
G-tubes, buttons
Gloves: sterile, clean, surgical, orthodontic
Silicone (Bard, Flexiflo, MIC, Rusch, Stomate)
Allergard (J & J),dermaprene (Ansell), N-DEX (Best), Safeskin Nitrile, Neolon, SensiCare, Tru-touch (Maxxim), Nitrex, Tactyl 1,2 (SmartPractice), Duraprene, Triflex (Baxter), Elastyren (Hermal, Center Labs), Boston Medical, Masel
Incentive deep breathing exerciser
IV access: injection ports, Y-sites, bags, pumps,buretrol ports, PRN adapters, buretrol ports, PRN adapters, needleless systems
Voldyne 5000 (Sherwood David & Geck), Triflo II
Cover Y-sites and bag ports - do not puncture. Use stopcocks for meds.
Polymer injection caps (Braun), Abbot nitroglycerin tubing; SAFSITE (Braun), Walrus, Gemini (IMED), selected Baxter (InterLink), Abbott systems, Braunburettes; Clave, Abbott needleless systems, IV boards (Avcor), Terumo
OR/Infection Control masks, hats, shoe covers some by Kimberly Clark,TECNOL; OR & sterile packs (CML, DeRoyal) twill ties
Medication vial stoppers some AmRegent, Astra, Bedford Labs, Fujisawa, Gensia,Glaxo, Lilly, Roche
Miscellaneous items Soft-Grip fabric clamp covers(Scanlan), Precision Dynamics I.D. bracelets
Penrose drains
Pulse oximeters, thermometer probes
Jackson-Pratt, Zimmer Hemovac
Nonin oximeters, selected Nellcor sensors, Diatec probe covers
Reflex hammers
Resusitators, manual
Cover with plastic bag
Advantage (MSA), HEPA-Tech (Uvex), PFR 95 (Tecnol), 3M 1860 certain Ambu, Armstrong, Laerdal, Puriton Bennett, Vital Blue, Respironics, Rusch
Spacer (for metered dose inhalers)Stethescope tubingSuction tubingSyringes, disposable ACE spacer (Center Labs), OptiHaler (HealthScan)
PVC (some Littman) cover with ScopeCoat or latex-free stockinette (Albahealth)
PVC (Davol, Laerdal, Mallinckrodt, Superior, Yankauer) Medline, BallardTerumo Medical, Abbott
PCA Abboject, Norm-Ject (Air-Tite), EpiPen, selected BD syringes, AdvantaJet (Activa)
Tapes: pink, Waterproof (3M), Zonas,Moleskin,cloth, Waterproof (J & J), adhesive felt (Acme)
Tonopen disposable covers (glaucoma tester)
Theraband (also strip, tube), Other OT supplies
Tubing, sheeting
Dermicel (J & J), Durapore, Microfoam, Micropore, Transpore (3M)
Cath-Strip (Genetic Labs), Ice Tape (P.O.Pak), All-Felt (Universal Foot Care)
Children's Medical,Grafco,VelcroPedic, X-Tourn straps(Avcor), Free-Band(KLP)REP Bands & Cords (OPTP), Exercise putty (Rolyan)
plastic tubing -Tygon LR-40 (Norton), elastic thread, sheets (JPS Elastomerics)
Vascular stockings (Jobst) Compriform Custom (Jobst)


Spring 1998
Frequently contains LATEX Examples of LATEX-SAFE alternatives/barriers
Art supplies: paints, glue, erasers, fabric paints Elmers (School Glue,Glue-All,GluColors,Carpenters Wood Glue,Sno-Drift paste)
FaberCastel erasers, Crayola (except stamps, erasers),Liquitex paints,
DickBlicktempera & acrylic paints & soap erasers, Play-Doh
Balls: Koosh balls, tennis balls, bowling balls
Mylar balloons, self-sealing MyloonsPVC (Hedstrom Sports Ball)
Carpet backing, gym floor, basement sealant
Chewing gum
Clothes: applique on Tees, elastic on socks,underwear, sneakers, sandals
Condoms, contraceptive sponges, diaphragm
Crutches: tips, axillary pads, hand grips
Provide barrier - cloth or mat
Warner-Lambert, Wrigley gums
Cloth-covered elastic, neoprene (Decent Exposures, NOLATEX Industries)
Buster Brown elastic-free socks (Vermont Country Store)
Polyurethane (Avanti), female condom (Reality)
Cover with cloth, tape
Dental dams, cups, bands, root canal materialorthodontic rubber bands
Diapers, Incontinence pads, rubber pants
PURO/M27 intraoral elastics (Midwest Orthodontic), wire springs,sealant (Delton)
dams (Meer Dental, Hygenic Corp), John O Butler, Earloop masks (Richmond)
Huggies, First Quality,Gold Seal, Tranquility, Always, some Attends, Drypersdiapers (not training pants), Confidence (Paper-Pak)
Feeding nipples Silicone, vinyl (selected Gerber, Evenflo, MAM, Ross, Mead Johnson)
Food handled with latex gloves Synthetic gloves for food handling
NOTE: associated allergies are reported to banana, avocado, chestnut, kiwi and other fruits
Handles on racquets, tools Vinyl, leather handles, or cover with cloth or tape
Infant toothbrush-massager Soft bristle brush or cloth, Gerber/NUK
Kitchen cleaning gloves PVC MYPLEX (Magla), cotton liners (Allerderm)
Miscellaneous items some medical stickers by MediBadge, UAL, Cushie Tushie Potty Seat
Newsprint, ads, coupons, lottery scratch tickets  
Pacifiers Soothies (Children's Med Ventures), selected Binky, Gerber, Infa, Kip, MAM
Rubber bands, bungee cords Plastic bands
Toys - Stretch Armstrong, old Barbies Jurassic Park figures (Kenner), 1993 Barbie, Disney dolls (Mattel), many toys byFisher Price, Little Tikes, Playschool, Discovery, Trolls (Norfin), Silly-putty
Water toys & equipment: beach thongs, masks,bathing suits, caps, scuba gear, goggles
Wheelchair cushions, tires
PVC, plastic, nylon
Jay, ROHO cushions, Use leather gloves, Sof Care bed/chair cushions (Gaymar)
Zippered plastic storage bags Waxed paper, plain plastic bags

Last Modified: 12/22/2009