Preparation of Operation Room for Latex Allergic Patients
Latex is a sap extracted from commercial rubber trees. The sap contains proteins that cause myriad severities in our day-to-day situations (Jibawi &Cade 2009). Some of the complicated issues include Type 1 allergic reactions, which are mediated by immunoglobulin E (Carrapatso, Bartolome, Ribeiro & Luís 2011). Most of the modern equipment’s used in operation rooms in hospitals like surgical- gloves contain a percentage of latex. To broader extent, some health care instruments used in homes by individuals and communities contain latex that threaten to cause immense allergy related reactions. With this regard the National Institute for Clinical Excellence ( NICE), has set some guidelines on clinical officers’ professionalism and ethics.
NICE guidelines are therefore summaries of systematically developed recommendations to local authorities and other related partner organizations as well as stakeholders to encourage latex allergy checks and patient care. Individuals with adverse effects that due to latex allergy are motivated and guided accordingly. These guidelines enable doctors and other clinical officers to have professional health practices that involve conducting allergy risks and its management. In this case, the guidelines are planned to trace, obtain basic information from latex allergy patients and sensitization (HARRAU 1998). Legally, the guidelines have enabled clinical practitioners to register their duties with general medical council and hence patients have trust in them (Miri et al. 2007). Clinical practitioners and other partners, therefore, have respected duty legally to enhance good standards of care and to respect human life. Clinical officers guide and treat patients as required by authority.
Morally, NICE guidelines enable clinical doctors and nurses to provide professional and accurate judgments that meet medical recommendations concerning latex allergic patients. The practitioners also provide good health care, moral support and necessary advice to the patients on how to cope with the problem.
In conclusion, therefore, NICE guidelines provide standard professional ethics that benchmark health decisions. Treating, allocating resources to prepare rooms and handling latex allergic patients.
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