Glove Selection Guide

Gloves come in many varieties, and each one is best suited for the specific job.

Vinyl Exam Gloves are a good choice for simpler, low-risk tasks where exposure to blood or other bodily fluids is unlikely. Examples include administering injections, routine suctioning, basic patient examinations, food handling and low-risk housekeeping activities. Vinyl gloves also come in a stretchy version with added polymers that make them feel similar to latex.

Nitrile Exam  Gloves are ideal for moderate to high-risk situations where exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material poses a risk to healthcare workers. Nitrile gloves form tightly to the hand and can be used for precision tasks without the exposure to latex proteins, which for some clinicians and patients, which for some clinicians and patients can cause allergic reactions.

Latex or Natural Rubber Gloves, provides a high level of protection and performs well in moderate to high-risk situations where there is potential for touching blood, bodily fluids, secretions, excretions and items visibly soiled by bodily fluids, secretions, excretions and items visibly soiled by bodily fluids. They are ideal for wearers that change gloves frequently, wash hands repeatedly, or wear gloves for an extended period of time,

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