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Double Gloving

Disposable gloves are absolutely necessary in the healthcare profession to protect users against sharp objects or tools such as needles or scalpels, and prevent the spread of illness and bacteria after coming in contact with bodily fluids or unsanitary surfaces. It can be easy for gloves to rip while in use and for users not to notice until some time after, putting patients and users at risk of coming in contact with bare hands and bacteria. Double gloving is rapidly becoming a frequently practiced trick in the healthcare profession to provide users and patients with an extra layer of protection during medical examinations or procedures.

What is it?

Double gloving is just that, putting on two pairs of gloves instead of just one. This way, if one of the gloves should rip, it will prevent patients from coming in contact with the user's bare skin, and protect users against exposure to chemicals, bloodborne illness, and harmful bacteria.

Does it Impact Performance?

Many may fear that the addition of another glove would make intricate tasks difficult and impact feel. There have been a variety of studies done that indicate that double gloving does not impact users ability to carry out intricate tasks. Users may feel uncomfortable the first few times using this practice, but with time double gloving has proven to be more comfortable.

What Size Gloves Should Be Used?

Wearing a larger glove on the outside appears to be the most comfortable option amongst healthcare professionals as it allows comfort while also allowing users to carry out intricate tasks or tasks that require high sensitivity with ease. Double gloving allows for a variety of options so users can experiment and see what size gloves work best for them and allow comfort, while also ensuring functionality.

Color Coding

Not only are colorful gloves stylish, but they can make identifying rips or tears in gloves much easier. Color coding gloves with double gloving is becoming popular as it makes holes in outer gloves easier to see so gloves can be changed immediately after the glove has been damaged. If a glove happens to rip, it is highly recommended that both pairs of gloves be removed in case inner gloves have been exposed to harmful bacteria.

Latex medical grade gloves come in clear, black, and blue colors, while nitrile comes in black, blue, and purple. Vinyl medical grade gloves are available in clear colors, making all these styles perfect for color coding.

Use latex, nitrile, and vinyl medical grade gloves to ensure patient and user safety at healthcare facilities with GloveNation.