Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Medical Gloves

Accelerator Free Gloves Q&A

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Accelerator Free Gloves Q&A

We get get many questions about accelerator free gloves and rightfully so. As you likely know, latex gloves cause many people to experience allergic reactions, which has turned many people towards using nitrile gloves instead, because nitrile doesn’t pose the same threat of allergies. However, now with the prominent use of nitrile gloves, we’re seeing more and more people develop sensitivities to nitrile exam gloves as well. Vinyl is left being one of the few other glove options that can be used in a medical or exam situation, however vinyl gloves do not offer the same protection nor elasticity as...

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Gloves Can Help Prevent Spread of Equine Coronavirus

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Gloves Can Help Prevent Spread of Equine Coronavirus

Recently a new disease among horses has arisen called the coronavirus which can be really harmful to your horses and cause them to become very ill. If you work in the equine industry you know what a valuable investment horses are and you want to make sure you keep them healthy and in tip top shape. In addition to horses, this disease can also cause gastrointestinal and respiratory issues in humans. Luckily, this far there have not been any major outbreaks of the coronavirus across different farms. However, it is very important to take precautions where you can to make sure...

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How to Save Money on Your Dental Practice Gloves

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How to Save Money on Your Dental Practice Gloves

The vast majority of dentists and their auxiliary staff utilize disposable latex or nitrile gloves while working on patients, particularly with the rise in concern regarding AIDS and hepatitis B. The use of gloves is primarily for the purpose of protecting the dentists and assistants from contamination, rather than the patient. The level of protection offered by sterile gloves is minimally more than that off non-sterile gloves. Sterile gloves can cost up to 10 times more than non-sterile gloves, and when you’re using a pair of gloves for up to 36 patients each day, that cost adds up exponentially. So, cut...

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PolyMed Latex Gloves are Available Again!

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PolyMed Latex Gloves are Available Again!

This is an important product update for any of you who regularly purchase PolyMed Latex Exam Gloves!These popular gloves had been distributed for a long period of time from Sempermed in the past. A while back Sempermed suddenly stopped distributing this product. It was a bit of a mystery as to why these gloves were discontinued by Sempermed. After a little research, we discovered a company called SRI LANG was in fact, the actual manufacturer of the PolyMed gloves. The manufacturer SRI LANG still produces these gloves and is now distributing the gloves through their own subsidiary, Ventyv. So, long story...

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What You Should Know About Chemical Resistance and Disposable Gloves

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What You Should Know About Chemical Resistance and Disposable Gloves

Many jobs require workers to handle a variety of different chemicals, yet these tasks don’t warrant the use of hefty multi-use work gloves. When using disposable gloves in your work place, it is important to be aware of the chemical resistance these type of gloves do, or don’t have. It is easy to generalize your knowledge about disposable gloves, and by making assumptions and generalizations, employees can begin to hold false facts, or myths about the reality of the chemical resistance their disposable gloves have. One of those myths is the assumption that all disposable latex gloves are chemical resistant. Another is...

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