Because they guard against physiological fluids, bloodborne infections, and are highly puncture resistant, nitrile medical grade gloves are ideal for use in any healthcare setting. Most other duties, such as dealing with chemicals, food, or even in the house, are best performed with nitrile industrial grade gloves.
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Latex and nitrile gloves are both used in hospitals. Because latex allergies are on the rise, and repeated exposure to latex can result in severe dermatitis, hospitals frequently provide both nitrile and latex choices for their employees.
Nitrile gloves are, in fact, waterproof. Nitrile gloves from Life Medical Equipments are also chemically resistant. Nitrile is a rubber-based material that is naturally waterproof.
Nitrile gloves are, in fact, biodegradable! Nitrile disposable gloves will disintegrate over time. They do, however, take longer to decompose than latex disposable gloves.
Nitrile outperforms all other glove materials in puncture resistance. Nitrile also outperforms Latex and Vinyl gloves in terms of chemical resistance.
Hospitals sometimes provide polyvinyl chloride (PVC) gloves, often known as vinyl exam gloves, as a less expensive option for examination gloves. As a result, due to the possible risk they provide to patients and healthcare professionals, vinyl gloves should not be used in all scenarios.
If you require a nitrile glove with a textured finish on the palm and fingers, search for one with a textured finish. This texture, which usually has a diamond pattern, will improve grip in both wet and dry situations.
As a general rule, gloves should be changed every two hours.