We could spend hours contemplating what we will have for dessert at a restaurant or what type of car we want to drive. However, how much time are you spending considering the type of medical glove used for critical barrier protection? Understandably there are many different options, also ranging in price.
If you do not pick the right type of glove for your staff, you could run into a few problems. These serious problems include:
- Contact dermatitis and latex hypersensitivity
- Decreased tactile sensitivity
- Hand fatigue
- Poor grip
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sweaty hands
These problems all impact your patient’s care – a number one priority! So how do you choose the right glove?
Try Them Out! When trying on gloves, make sure they are not too thick or too tight. If they are, it can lead to more sweat and become a breeding ground for bacteria (despite the presence of powder).
One Size Does not Fit All! There is no standardization when it comes to gloves. One company’s size medium can vary from another’s. Find out what is most useful to your team and for your patients!
The effectiveness of the gloves and avoiding repetitive strain injuries are the ultimate goals. Think of having a few boxes with a few different options for your staff. For recommendations contact us at Dens ’N Dente and visit our product page to shop our selection of gloves.
– The Dens ’N Dente Team