00042 Risk Of Allergic Reaction To Latex

Domain 11: security/protection
Class 5: defensive processes
Diagnostic Code: <00042
Nanda label: risk of allergic reaction to latex
Diagnostic focus: allergic reaction to latex
Approved 1998 • Revised 2006, 2013, 2017, 2020 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « risk of allergic reaction to latex is defined as: susceptible to a hypersensitivity reaction to natural latex rubber products, or latex reactive foods, which, which You can compromise health.

Risk factors

  • Inappropriate knowledge about the avoidance of relevant allergens
  • Lack of attention to potential exposure to environmental latex
  • Lack of attention to potential exposure to latex reactive food

Risk population

  • People frequently exposed to latex products
  • People who receive repetitive injections of containers with rubber caps
  • People with family history of atopic dermatitis
  • People with a history of latex reaction
  • Infants suffering frequent surgical interventions immediately after birth

Associated problems

  • asthma
  • Atopia
  • Food allergy
  • Hypersensitivity to the natural latex rubber protein
  • Multiple surgical procedures
  • Poinsettia allergy
  • Urinary bladder diseases

Suggestions of use

  • This label can be more useful than the allergic response to latex.
  • See the suggestions of the allergic response to latex.

Suggested alternative diagnostics

  • injury, risk of
  • Ineffective protection

NOC Results

  • Risk control: Personal actions to prevent, eliminate or reduce the dangers modifiable for health
  • Risk detection: personal actions to identify threats to your own health
  • Tissue integrity: mucous skin and membranes: structural integrity and normal physiological functioning of the skin and mucous membranes
  • Allergic response: Located: Severity of the immune response of hypersensitivity located before an environmental (exogenous) environmental antigen

Evaluation objectives and criteria

  • An allergic reaction to latex is not experienced (for example, absence of symptoms or skin lesions)
  • The environmental sources of latex are identified and avoid

NIC Interventions

  • Allergy Management: Identification, treatment and prevention of allergic responses to food, medicines, insect bites, contrast material, blood or other substances
  • Management of the environment: manipulation of the patient’s environment to obtain therapeutic benefit, sensory attraction and psychological well -being
  • Precautionary measures for latex: Reduction of the risk of a systemic reaction to latex
  • Surveillance: Collection, interpretation and synthesis of patient data, continuously and with an end, to make clinical decisions

Nursing Activities

  • See also nursing activities for the diagnosis of allergic response to latex.


  • Identify the source or latex sources to which it is exposed (or the patient could be exposed) both at work and at home
  • Advise the patient and the family in relation to the knowledge they must have about latex sources
  • Evaluate knowledge about sensitivity and allergic reactions
  • (NIC) Caution measures for latex:
    • Ask the patient or to whom it corresponds about a history of congenital anomaly of the neural tube (for example, spina bifida) or congenital urological disorder (for example, bladder extropy)
    • Ask the patient or to whom he corresponds about a history of systemic reactions to the natural latex rubber (for example, facial edema or sclera, tear, urticaria, rhinitis and gasp)

Patient and family education

  • Inform about sensitivity and allergic reactions, as required
  • Counting self -medication if an allergic reaction is suspected
  • (NIC) CAUTION MEASURES FOR Latex: Inform the patient and family about risk factors in the face of latex allergy

Collaboration activities

  • Help develop institutional or organizational policies to reduce worker exposure to latex products
  • (NIC) CAUTION MEASURES FOR Latex: Channel to the patient to an allergologist to perform an allergies test, as required


  • Offer patients present vesical, intravenous probes, etc.)