Monthly Archives: May 2020

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. […]

What are Nitrile gloves?

Nitrile is the superior material for today’s disposable gloves. Nitrile, also known as NBR, is a form of synthetic rubber with an unusually high resistance to oil, fuel and other chemicals. The more nitrile within the polymer, the greater the protection from oils, but the lower the flexibility. Nitrile has a higher puncture resistance than any other glove material. Nitrile also has a better chemical […]

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks (Face Masks)

N95 Respirators Not for Use by the General Public The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that the general public wear N95 respirators to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including coronavirus (COVID-19). Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for health care workers and other medical first responders, […]