Stein Patricia BSN RN CNOR; a, Barbar Badger RN, CNOR; Pavesi, Michael BAJournal of Trauma Nursing: July 1995 Article: PDF Only Free Abstract Latex protein allergies are becoming more commonplace in the healthcare setting and pose a challenge to first responders and trauma resuscitation team members. The authors present an overview of latex sensitivity and its prevalence and outline signs and symptoms. They also identify commonly used assessments and treatment tools that may contain latex, and suggest possbile substitutes. Suggestions for proactive ways to create a latex-free environment are included. © Williams & Wilkins 1995. All Rights Reserved.