Gloves for waterbirths

  1. Hi everybody,

    In my new job as products coordinator for my health region, I received a request for x-long gloves, for waterbirths. The one we used to carry has been discontinued. I have been unable to find a different product (only veterinary non sterile gloves, which I can not recommend). Any suggestions?

    Marijke :uhoh21:
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    About Marijke, BSN, RN

    Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 134; Likes: 7
    Manager Infection Prevention and Control
    Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Obstetrics, perioperative, Infection Con

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  3. by   palesarah
    We use veterinary gloves. No, they are not sterile, but neither are the "clean" gloves we wear for most tasks. If a sterile glove is needed, we put a sterile exam glove on over the long vet gloves. It works for us, and worked for JCAHO.
  4. by   Marijke
    Thank you!
  5. by   palesarah
    you're welcome

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