Beyond the Gloves: The Latest on Latex Allergy (CE Nurse)
Dr. Michael Zacharisen covers the basics of latex allergy, including the background and history of the allergy, what we know about the allergy and management. He takes this health concern a step further by discussing the sources of latex beyond gloves.
- Participant will be able to identify the main source of natural rubber latex
- Participant will be able to identify 7 products made of natural rubber latex
- Participant will understand the connection between latex allergens and latex-fruit syndrome
Michael Zacharisen, MD
Dr. Zacharisen earned his M.D. at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1988. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and fellowship training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. For 17 years, he served on the full-time faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin and was promoted to full professor. He published 35 peer-reviewed publications and 20 book chapters as well as served as Associate editor for the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
In 2012, he opened a private practice, Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana, in Bozeman, Montana. He joined the faculty of University of Colorado School of Medicine as Clinical Professor. He is board-certified in Allergy/Immunology.