Nitrile gloves are used in a variety of industries because they provide effective protection against pathogens and contaminants, and their use has increased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are also important pieces of personal protective equipment to ensure that you and others are protected from deadly infections. Here, Titansmedicare educates you on the benefits of wearing nitrile gloves and how often you need to change them.
Why use nitrile gloves?
Gloves protect against pathogens and contaminants and should be worn especially by professionals working in the healthcare and food processing industries. Wearing gloves will protect you from possible infections. You can also prevent yourself from contaminating others by wearing nitrile gloves on a regular basis. These gloves are an ideal alternative for those with latex allergies. Latex proteins are removed during the manufacturing process of nitrile gloves, which reduces the chance of allergies. Nitrile gloves are also more durable and resistant to chemicals, pathogens and body fluids. They offer better protection than latex gloves.
Although they are made of synthetic rubber, nitrile gloves are biodegradable and therefore environmentally friendly.
How often should I change my nitrile gloves?
Nitrile gloves are disposable and should not be worn for long periods of time. Although they are durable and puncture resistant, you should change them often to maintain protection and stop the spread of infection. Gloves can protect you from pathogens and contaminants, but they only collect on the surface of the glove. Prolonged use of these gloves can make you susceptible to infections that would defeat the purpose of wearing gloves. Proper use and disposal of gloves is important to maintain protection and safety.
Therefore, you should replace your gloves when
1. Always change gloves and put on new gloves when starting a new task. If you are dealing with patients or the food industry, never use the same gloves on different patients or foods. This will greatly increase the chance of spreading infection.
2. Although puncture-resistant and long-lasting, nitrile gloves can be damaged. You should inspect the gloves for signs of wear and tear. If the gloves are damaged or if you find holes in them, replace them immediately.
3. It is important to dispose of gloves properly. Nitrile gloves can still become contaminated when in contact with some of the more contaminating substances, so it is important to wash your hands before and after using the gloves.
Titansmedicare offers high-quality nitrile gloves and welcomes your purchase!