Precautions for the use of latex gloves

- May 14, 2019-

There are many drugs that often cause damage to gloves made from some materials. If this is a risky drug, degradation of the latex gloves will result in exposure of the human body to the infectious material. Drugs that may be degraded and immersed in gloves are: glutaraldehyde, formaldehyde, xylene, hypochlorite solution, alcohol, chemotherapeutics, oils, petroleum ointments, non-polymeric bone cement and many other disinfectants, fungicides and general Chemicals, so it is best to wear double gloves when encountering these drugs.

When the tape, trademark, electrocardiogram or other sticky substance sticks to the glove and is not easy to remove, it will also damage the maintenance barrier of the glove. At this time, the strong removal will tear the glove and should be noticed.

Smooth latex gloves can also affect the safety of the application. Sharp objects, glass tubes, vacuum bottles, and metal instruments are likely to slip, especially when the latex gloves are wetted, increasing the risk of the gloves being broken when the patient is treated, and then causing the dispersion of the source of infection. Use meshed, non-lubricated gloves to capture more reliable