Oatmeal gloves

  1. Anybody else's facility use those oatmeal colloidal gloves? I can't stand those things and that's what our distribution center orders, so we have to go outside to get nitrile gloves. The oatmeal gloves run big, so a small is loose on my hands, and I don't know how many I've pulled from the box with holes or rips in them. Anybody else have to use these?
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  3. by   Zyprexa
    We have oatmeal gloves, but I really like them! Other gloves cause my hands to peel.
  4. by   bunnehfeet
    Did a rotation in a facility that used them. On the one hand (pun intended) they felt great on my hands. On the other, they are the thickness of food service or cleaning gloves, and they are bad for things where you need dexterity. I would never want to wear them to do a blood draw, wouldn't be able to feel anything. I think there are some situations where they are fine to use, but I wouldn't want them to be exclusive in a facility. Even so, it seems like nitrile gloves aren't the primary stock anywhere any more, so if you have to use the plastic cheap feeling gloves, at least the oatmeal gloves don't have a weird smell and are kind on the skin.
  5. by   marienm, RN, CCRN
    Quote from bunnehfeet
    Even so, it seems like nitrile gloves aren't the primary stock anywhere any more.
    My hospital is actually switching *to* nitrile gloves because of the new-ish hazardous drug precautions. I'm assuming they decided it was cheaper to switch to nitrile rather than have a workman's comp suit from staff claiming they were exposed to something harmful and it was too onerous to order special gloves before a med pass. (I'm not saying that to be sarcastic...sometimes the distribution department is very speedy, and sometimes they get backed up and it takes hours. I'm not going to delay a transplant patient's tacrolimus capsules for hours!)

    OP, sorry I have no insight about oatmeal gloves.