Advantages of disposable latex gloves
Latex gloves are used in many hospital environments and provide an effective way to protect the hands of the staff and of the patients. Their advantages are several fold however and you might be surprised at just how many uses latex gloves have and in how many ways they benefit the patients. Here we will list a selection of their uses.They protect the staff: You always think of any Disposable Gloves in a hospital environment as a safety precaution for the patients. However in reality it is just as much an important way to protect the staff. By wearing latex gloves, staff avoid coming into direct contact with patients which could cause them to contract a contagious virus such as the staphy virus. If they were to then rub their eyes, cut a wound or put their hands in their mouth this could then cause the staff to become very ill. This in turn would then also mean that they were more likely to infect more of the other staff and more of the other patients and would also mean that the hospital was running without its full workforce.
As well protecting the staff from disease though, gloves also protect them from things such as spilled chemicals or hot water which could damage their hands and again cause them to be unable to work.
Disposable latex gloves prevent transfer
Gloves also prevent the transfer of disease. The great thing about latex gloves is that they aren’t designed to be used twice. This then means that you handle a patient and then swap your gloves for new ones so you won’t transfer bacteria from one person to another. This is a practice that is used with many types of medical supplies and is more effective than simply sanitising.
They protect the patients: Latex gloves also protect the patients from the staff themselves, and you might be surprised to know that many bacteria exist on the skin of healthy adults that is completely harmless to them but that can cause serious illness if it comes into contact with an open wound or a patient with a lower immune system. Similarly something as simple as sneezing or coughing into your hands could mean that you infect patients with a virus that for them would be much more serious. Doctors and nurses are instructed to wash their hands thoroughly before handling patients but sadly it is not possible to remove all germs this way.
They allow dexterity
Latex is a good material because it fits tightly and is thin enough to allow for you to handle small tools and use fine movements.They’re affordable: Latex Gloves Wholesale are relatively cheap and this is what allows them to be used correctly and means that you can dispose of them straight after use.
They fit any size: This material is also stretchy meaning that you won’t really need to worry about the gloves not fitting. You might get large and small but you won’t have to measure all of your staff’s hands before you order your batch of gloves.
*This article is a guest post.