What you should know before using medical gloves


Wash your hands before putting on sterile gloves.
Make sure your gloves fit properly for you to wear them comfortably during all patient care activities.
Some people are allergic to the natural rubber latex used in some medical gloves. FDA requires manufacturers to identify on the package labeling the materials used to make the gloves. If you or your patient is allergic to natural rubber latex, you should choose gloves made from other synthetic materials (such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), nitrile, or polyurethane).
Be aware that sharp objects can puncture medical gloves.
Always change your gloves if they rip or tear.
After removing gloves, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
Never reuse medical gloves.
Never wash or disinfect medical gloves.
Never share medical gloves with other users.
On December 19, 2016, the FDA published a final rule banning powdered gloves based on the unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury to individuals exposed to the powdered gloves. The risks to both patients and health care providers when internal body tissue is exposed to the powder include severe airway inflammation and hypersensitivity reactions. Powder particles may also trigger the body's immune response, causing tissue to form around the particles (granulomas) or scar tissue formation (adhesions) which can lead to surgical complications. For a detailed description of the risks that the FDA identified, please refer to the final rule.

Source: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/medical-gloves

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In response to the challenges faced by oversea healthcare facilities/companies to source quality gloves with FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and CE approvals in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are offering our services for sourcing powder-free/powder nitrile examination gloves and personal protective equipment (PPE), in Thailand. We hope to give our value-added services to both the buyer and seller by giving the all-necessary information, verification, quality check (third party) and use international SOP to oversee the contracts and supply chain for inspection and timely delivery. We plan to source additional contracts and create relationships with the local industry.

We are current in the final stages to sign buyer-seller contracts for a total of 220 million additional gloves that will be delivered in 2021 -2022.

 

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