Published: Aug 9, 2010
Thanks to the advanced technology in today’s healthcare industry, choosing the right medical examination gloves can be a difficult task. Gloves are available in different material ranging from vinyl, latex and nitril. To make the selection process even more difficult, gloves are also categorized as sterile, non-sterile, powdered and non-powdered.
Healthcare professionals ranging from nurses, caregivers, surgeons, dentists and lab technicians are required to wear either Exam Gloves or Surgical Gloves according to their job description.
Examination gloves are usually used by nurses, physicians and general healthcare personnel to protect themselves against contamination during a routine patient care procedure or an examination. For better precision and sensitivity, surgeons and operating room staff need to wear surgical gloves.
Difference between powdered and non powdered gloves
Powder is used to lubricate gloves so they can be easier to put on your hands; cornstarch is used due to its non irritating ingredients. Powder can impede the healing process if it gets into tissue which is the reason why healthcare professionals prefer to use non powdered gloves.
However, due to the latest technology in gloves, powder related complications have been nearly eliminated because surgical and examination gloves now have a special inner coating inside them.
They possess superior chemical resistance and are stronger than vinyl and latex gloves. Some of advantages of nitrile gloves are below:
Some information about latex gloves is mentioned below:
Below are characteristics of vinyl gloves:
Medline Eudermic MP latex exam gloves are thick and great for use when heavy-duty protection is desired.
Medline Professional Nitrile Exam Gloves with Aloe
Medline Professional™ Nitrile Exam Gloves with Aloe are the standard in protection and comfort.
Aloetouch 3G Vinyl Exam Gloves
Packed with features including adjustable cycle times and digital display.