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Surgical Gloves

Surgical Gloves provide comfort and tactile sensitivity while providing barrier protection to surgeons and nurses during operating procedures. Today, surgical gloves are made from a variety of materials which include latex, polyisoprene, neoprene, and nitrile.

Although surgical gloves are now available in new material like polyisoprene, latex continue to be the material of choice for surgical gloves by surgeons. Today, there are many latex glove options available due to improved technology. For instance, surgical gloves with polymer inner coating are available to provide ease of donning gloves even if hands are damp or dry. Other improvements include underglove indicators that are used while double-gloving to warn surgeons of glove punctures that may occur.

Surgical gloves are the items of protective equipment for the doctors and surgeons as much for the patient. The gloves reduce the risk of exposure to pathogens for the health worker as well as the patient. Any health worker wears a glove whenever there is a possibility of hand coming in contact with the infectious materials, mucous membranes or non-intact skin, when performing vascular access procedures; and when handling contaminated items or surfaces.

The gloves need to be changed at every instance of getting contaminated. An added precaution is that the hands should be washed every time before wearing and after removing the gloves.

One has to be more selective while selecting surgical gloves. They can be latex or synthetic and the selection is as per personal preference and the requirement of the procedure. Standard white latex, powder-free latex, orthopedic latex (a thicker material) are few types of commonly used ones.

Surgical gloves are personal protection equipment (PPE) designed to protect clinicians in operating room (OR) environments. The primary purpose of surgical gloves is to act as a protective barrier for surgeons and nurses to prevent possible transmission of diseases or pathogens during procedures while working with surgical instruments.

Similar to medical examination glove, surgical glove standards are governed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the United States. However, the FDA requires manufacturers to meet a higher level of quality standards for surgical gloves. All surgical gloves are sterilized and package sealed in pairs for individual use. The sterilization of surgical gloves is standard as surgical procedures often involve open wound operation.

Today, surgical gloves are made from a variety of materials which include latex, polyisoprene, neoprene, and nitrile.

Left/Right Hand Fitted - In contrast to medical exam gloves, surgical gloves are form fitted meaning every pair contains one glove shaped for the left hand and one glove shaped for the right hand. This is to ensure the highest level of comfort to help reduce fatigue from long surgical procedures.

Glove Size - Surgical glove sizes range from 5.5 to 9 in increments of 0.5. The variety of size options ensures the best fitting glove will be available for every surgeon. To view the medical glove size chart, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) governs manufacturing standards for surgical gloves to ensure these medical devices meet certain performance criteria such as leak resistance and barrier strength.

Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) - From 12/29/2008, the AQL standard for surgical gloves will be 1.5. This FDA increased the AQL requirement to ensure manufacturers are making medical gloves with minimal barrier defects such as pinholes.

Tensile Strength - The FDA requires surgical gloves to have tensile strength of at least 24 MPa (before aging). The tensile strength of the glove indicates the amount of force the glove can take before breaking. The higher the tensile strength, the stronger the surgical glove is.

Elongation - The FDA requires surgical gloves to have elongation of at least 750% (before aging). The elongation measurement indicates how far the glove can stretch before breaking. 750% elongation means the surgical glove material must be able to stretch 7.5 times from its original form. The higher the elongation measurement, the higher quality the surgical glove is.

If you are wearing surgical gloves for the first time, finding the correct surgical glove size may take longer than expected. Expect to try on a bunch of pairs before you settle on the perfect fit. Note that sizing for surgical gloves may feel different from brand to brand. Manufactures do not share the same formers that shape the surgical gloves but have their own specification. This may result in different sizing being required if you decide to change surgical glove brands. The following is a comparison of surgical glove sizes compared to medical exam glove.

1. Sterile surgical gloves are used to protect patients and health care workers (HCWs) from infection during surgery and to shield HCWs from exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

2. Latex gloves have been used since the nineteenth century, initially by perioperative nurses to protect their hands and eventually by surgeons to protect patients from microorganisms.

3. Powder-free medical gloves are also used in medical clean room environments, where the need for cleanliness is often similar to that in a sensitive medical environment.