2 questions about gloves

  1. 1. What kind of gloves do you wear when scrubbed in?

    2. What kind of glove is most puncture resistant?

    I double glove with standard latex gloves, but to avoid getting a latex allergy and reduce chances of needle stick, I am thinking of wearing Biogel as inner gloves and ortho gloves as outer gloves.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   TakeTwoAspirin
    The Biogel underglove and ortho top glove is probably about as good a protection as you can get.

    If I am assisting with a big belly case or something, that is the level of protection I want. However, if I am doing microscopic eye, ear or sinus cases, I just can't feel the microscopic instruments with underglove and ortho tops and for those I will only single glove. My personal perspective is that if I am fumbling instruments because my tactile senses are dulled because of double gloving I am probably more likely to stick myself than if I take extra precautions with single gloves where I can actually "feel" what I am handling better.
  4. by   shodobe
    I wear Biogels in a size 8 when scrubbed, but wear a size 7 1/2 in a Protegrity. Every company has different size for me so it changes daily. I have never doubled gloved in 30 years only because my hands tend to fall asleep and I lose feeling.
  5. by   tessa_RN
    I always double glove...I wear a 6 protegrity micro on the bottom beacause it is powder free (the powder makes my hands itch) and I wear a 6 1/2 white on top..It took me a while to figure out a good combination...

    As for punture I think the ortho gloves are good..they are a dark brown and made thicker..
  6. by   mikethern
    Quote from shodobe
    I have never doubled gloved in 30 years only because my hands tend to fall asleep and I lose feeling.
    Try 2 sizes up. For example, if your glove size is 7, try size 8 for undergloves and size 7 1/2 for outer gloves.
  7. by   ebear
    1). Biogel
    2). Perry orthopaedic
    Unless CV case then brown gloves (powder free)
    ebear
  8. by   shodobe
    Quote from mikethern
    Try 2 sizes up. For example, if your glove size is 7, try size 8 for undergloves and size 7 1/2 for outer gloves.
    I know, I know but, I don't double glove and probably will never. I have tried all sizes and nothing works so when I would have to, for example a patient with Hep C, I would just wear a loose 8 1/2 just for a little protection. I use to get stuck once in awhile in my early years, before AIDS and HEPC, and we thought no more about it than cutting ourselves shaving. I think it has been more than 15 years since my last stick. I stay extremely aware around sharps and surgeons who throw sharp objects.
  9. by   Ailan
    Are surgical or exam gloves lined with talcum powder? I'm asking because I read that if talc gets into the abdominal cavity, it can cause ovarian tumors. Something about talc containing asbestos.
    Last edit by Ailan on Sep 23, '07 : Reason: typo
  10. by   mikethern
    Quote from Ailan
    Are surgical or exam gloves lined with talcum powder? I'm asking because I read that if talc gets into the abdominal cavity, it can cause ovarian tumors. Something about talc containing asbestos.
    You are correct. I used to work with a surgeon who rinsed his gloved hands in sterile water before starting the case.
  11. by   ewattsjt
    Quote from TakeTwoAspirin
    The Biogel underglove and ortho top glove is probably about as good a protection as you can get.

    If I am assisting with a big belly case or something, that is the level of protection I want. However, if I am doing microscopic eye, ear or sinus cases, I just can't feel the microscopic instruments with underglove and ortho tops and for those I will only single glove. My personal perspective is that if I am fumbling instruments because my tactile senses are dulled because of double gloving I am probably more likely to stick myself than if I take extra precautions with single gloves where I can actually "feel" what I am handling better.
    I like Biogel as an inner and whatever for outer. I use the thickest (like an ortho) for the inner when double gloving if we are not allowed to use the Biogels. If I need tactile sense, I single glove too.

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