At most of my clinical sites many of the meds come pre-drawn, however some are not (such as propofol). I was told by a CRNA that it is "best practice" to remove the stoppers on these vials if the patient has a latex allergy. She then pointed out that the vials are not marked latex free (and to be honest, she was sorta of jerk about it).

I believe all our drug vials are made by hosperia. It appears (from their website) that these stopper do not contain latex. Given that the stoppers play a role in preventing contamination, I'd rather not be removing them if there is no need to do so. The CRNA told me that if it doesn't say latex free I must assume that it contains latex and I could liable for not doing so.....

What are you guys doing?

Thanks!