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COVID-19 Impact on Disposable Gloves and Strategies to Optimize Supply

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

t’s no surprise that in recent weeks every industry and every person has been impacted in some way by COVID-19. If you are in the health and medical industry, you’ve likely experienced difficulty with keeping supplies, like disposable gloves, replenished and in stock. We’ve rounded up some helpful tips and strategies to help you make the most of your disposable glove supply while navigate this strange time.  Reserve sterile gloves for necessary surgical and sterile procedures only. Consider using disposable gloves past their designated shelf-life (typically provided by the glove manufacturer) in situations where you’re not exposed to pathogens, like training....

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How Often Should You Change Your Disposable Gloves?

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How Often Should You Change Your Disposable Gloves?

Using disposable gloves while in a medical setting, or for any potentially hazardous task is essential. The use of gloves adds an additional layer of protection that will help to keep you safe and healthy. The use of disposable gloves in the medical industry is particularly vital because it protects healthcare professionals as well as patients from the spread of germs, viruses, and other potentially harmful substances. Simply put, they significantly reduce the spread of pathogens, and in turn, disease. Even the most durable, medical grade, disposable glove is not meant to be worn indefinitely. To maintain protection, it is imperative that...

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Choosing Disposable Gloves for Various Tasks

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Choosing Disposable Gloves for Various Tasks

If you’re trying to decide on a pair disposable gloves for a particular job, we’ve got you covered with some helpful tips to help you make the right choice. Types of Disposable Gloves There are three main categories of disposable glove material that are most commonly used across all industries. Latex gloves are the most well-known type of disposable glove. Their rise in popularity is largely due to the fact that they are super durable, economically friendly, and have great fit. Due to their well-fitting nature, however, they are not the most breathable gloves and we recommend changing them often, or whenever your...

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Medical Gloves vs Industrial Gloves: What’s the Difference?

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Medical Gloves vs Industrial Gloves: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to picking the proper pair of disposable gloves for your task, you’ll typically find that there are two major categories: medical and industrial. But you might be asking yourself, what is the difference between these types of gloves? Lucky for you we’ve got the answer for you. Medical Gloves Medical Gloves can also be called Exam or Surgical Grade gloves. These gloves are to be used in any sort of healthcare, hospital, or medical setting. They are manufactured to withstand exposure to bloodborne pathogens, bodily fluids, and bacteria. Additionally, they are sterilized so they can be used in laboratories. One important...

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Disposable Glove Terminology: What You Should Know

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Disposable Glove Terminology: What You Should Know

If you’re involved in the glove industry, or find yourself purchasing a high quantity of disposable gloves, we’ve rounded up a list of terminology that can be helpful as you navigate the disposable glove world and purchasing the proper pair of gloves. Accelerator Free: Most allergies to non-latex gloves are attributed to the accelerator chemicals used in manufacturing. Accelerator free gloves are approved as an allergen free option. Beaded Cuff: This is a rolled cuff style found on disposable gloves. Color Coded: Often times in work environments where there are multiple tasks being performed, each with different protection needs, many people will use...

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