Medical staff are exposed to patients with different diseases every day, and medical gloves are necessary measures to protect the health of medical staff. There are many types of medical gloves, generally divided into two categories: medical surgical gloves and medical examination gloves. What is the difference between these two types?
What is the difference between medical surgical gloves and medical examination gloves?
The medical gloves are made of natural latex, which is highly suitable for the skin of the hand and has super comfort. It is suitable for non-sterile operations with high-risk contact with blood or body fluids; involving the operation of sharps, handling cytotoxic substances and disinfectants.
According to the nature of work, it can be divided into sterilized gloves and non-sterile gloves, and non-sterile gloves are divided into cleaning inspection gloves and housekeeping gloves.
1. Surgical sterilization gloves: sterile single use. It is mainly used for operations with high sterility requirements such as surgical operations, childbirth, central catheter placement, and total parenteral nutrition solution preparation.
2. Clean inspection gloves: clean non-sterile, one-time use. Used for direct or indirect contact with the patient's blood, body fluids, secretions, excreta and objects that are obviously contaminated by body fluids.
3. Housekeeping gloves: clean and reusable. It is mainly used for cleaning the surface of the environment without using direct contact with the human body.
Glove use requirements and precautions:
Use of medical gloves
1. According to the needs of different operations, choose the appropriate type and specifications of gloves;
2. When contacting the patient's blood, body fluids, secretions, excreta, vomit and contaminated items, wear clean gloves;
3. Sterile gloves should be worn when performing aseptic operations such as surgery and touching damaged skin and mucous membranes of patients;
4. Disposable gloves should be used once.
Notes on medical gloves:
1. Gloves should be changed between patients with different treatments.
2. Take off the gloves after the operation is completed, wash hands according to the prescribed procedures and methods. Wearing gloves is not a substitute for washing hands, and hand disinfection is necessary when necessary.
3. When the gloves are damaged during operation, they should be replaced in time.
4. When wearing sterile gloves, the contamination of the gloves should be prevented.