Oh my god, you guys are so careful! I wish people would be as careful with my latex allergy!
I went to the dentist last year & told him and the assistant that I'm allergic. Again. Even though I personally wrote it on the front of my chart with a red pen... whatever. He's examining me and he asks me a question- when I go to answer him I don't make any sense b/c my tongue and lips are so big- thats right, latex gloves. How stupid do people get? Yeah, put latex near my airway, I have a latex allergy and asthma, its reeeeal smart.
God Bless those of you who actually PAY ATTENTION!
Similarly, I had a patient go bad on me in clinical a couple weeks ago first thing in the morning before I'd gotten a bunch of nitrile gloves in my pocket. I had to throw on some latex and I was itching all over til noon the next day! I just don't get why some hospitals make it so hard to FIND non-latex gloves, then they only buy one size- pain in my ass. grrrrrrrrr.