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are disposable gloves which are used by medical professionals during medical examinations and procedures which are deemed to be non-surgical, to reduce the risk of transmitting contaminants between health care givers and patients. They cannot be used for any procedures which are considered surgical, and or within surgery. They can also be used in professions that require the handling of food, and in laboratories and industries where there is a medium or low risk of contamination.
Latex Examination Gloves were the first gloves used for medical purposes in moden medicine. Latex is still an excellent choice as it provides excellent fit, comfort, and is suitable for use in low and medium risk situations such as when handling wounds, and any non-invasive physical exams.
Nitrile Examination Gloves are increasingly popular as it is suitable for people with latex allergies. Like latex gloves, they are an excellent choice for low and medium risk situations, but also come with a higher chemical and puncture resistance.
Vinyl Examination Gloves are an economical alternative to latex, but provide a lower level of protection compared to latex and nitrile. They are only available as examination gloves due to their lower puncture and tear resistance, and so are only suitable for low risk situations such as when transporting patients or when carrying out non-invasive exams. Disposable vinyl gloves are however the most economical gloves for cost conscious facilities. As well as this, they have a soft feel, and are an excellent choice for people with latex allergies.
Stretch Vinyl Gloves have similar properties to vinyl, but has increased elasticity that makes for a latex-free option that is more similar to latex. However, with much lower tear and puncture resistence than nitrile, these gloves are still recommended for low-risk environments. Stretch Vinyl Gloves are a cost effective alternative being priced between Vinyl and Latex Gloves.
StaySafe™ examination gloves are ambidextrous, making them perfect for use on both hands, and are designed to reduce hand fatigue. They also come in sterile and non-sterile, with non-sterile gloves being suitable for non-invasive exams, and low-risk situations such as when transporting patients. Non-sterile gloves however can also be sterilized before use, with various sterilization solutions. Finally, they come in various sizes ranging from XS to L, to suit all needs and preferences.