The hazards of surgical glove powder
We don’t use powder in our gloves – as it presents numerous risks to patients and healthcare workers, including post-operative complications, latex allergies and respiratory complications
Did you know that powder from some surgical gloves creates a health hazard for you, your patients and staff? The many published facts about glove corn-starch powder – and how it induces adhesion formation that causes wound infections – have caused a shift away from powdered gloves. Latex proteins binding with glove powder is another documented risk – especially when it becomes airborne as gloves are removed from the package, donned, or removed from the hands. These airborne latex proteins can be life-threatening to latex-sensitive patients and staff at risk of an allergic reaction
You can stay informed and up-to-date with this 20 minute e-learning:
- a review of the recent proposed FDA ban on powdered surgical gloves
- a discussion of how powder is transferred throughout a hospital
- an overview of risks and economic implications associated with powdered gloves
Discover the proven quality of Biogel®gloves – Biogel gloves are designed not only to protect the hands of the wearer, but to support precision . This commitment to precision runs through everything we do: from how Biogel gloves are made, to how they feel and ultimately how they support the team’s precise performance. Our range of Biogel gloves includes gloves for surgical use and examination gloves.