HALYARD Sterling Nitrile Latex-Free Gloves
STERLING* Nitrile Exam Glove
- Non-sterile version cleared for use in chemotherapy
- For low to moderate exposure to fluids or chemicals
- Powder-free and natural rubber latex-free
- Textured fingertips
- Sterile and non-sterile
- Length: 9.5 in. and 12 in.
Designed for Use by Everyone, Everywhere
STERLING* Nitrile Exam Gloves provide excellent fit and feel compared to latex. The new nitrile formulation provides excellent comfort and stretch, without sacrificing barrier properties or durability. They also have an Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) of 1.0. That means STERLING* Nitrile Exam Gloves are significantly less likely to have critical defects than exam gloves that just meet the ASTM 2.5 AQL requirement.
Performance in a Latex-Free Exam Glove
Latex allergy is a concern within the healthcare industry. With this exam glove, Halyard Health has created a latex-free glove with the protection, comfort, and sensitivity of latex, at a comparable value.
The Protection of Nitrile
Halyard Health’s manufacturing process boosts the tensile strength of nitrile—the force required to break through the glove—to increase its already superior barrier protection qualities.
The Tactile Sensitivity of Latex
The process also allows a reduction in glove thickness, which means that less force is required to stretch the material. That provides a latex-free glove with the dexterity and tactile sensitivity of natural rubber latex.
Save Space and Waste Less
Standard length STERLING* Nitrile Exam Gloves come in space-saving 200-count dispenser boxes. That means up to a 50% saving in the storage space you’d usually devote to gloves. It also means fewer runouts and replacements in use, which can help increase convenience and compliance. It also means there are fewer boxes to discard, which means less waste for your facility.
SMARTPULL* Dispenser Box
SMARTPULL* dispensing incorporates two separate openings on the box. The first, smaller opening is used when the box is full and helps control dispensing to lessen waste from dropped gloves or multiple dispensing. When the box is half empty, the second, larger opening allows easier access to the gloves.
- Gloves should be worn for all activities involving chemotherapy drugs, including compounding, administration, the handling of waste from recently treated patients, and cleanup of spills.
- Select disposable, chemotherapy-qualified, powder-free gloves that extend over the gown cuffs.1,2,3,4
- If double-gloving, one pair should be worn under the gown cuff and the other worn over the gown cuff.
- If single-gloving, the gloves should be worn over the gown cuff.
- 1Oncology Nursing Society (ONS): Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice 2005.
- 2American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP): Guidelines on Handling Hazardous Drugs. Am J.Health-Syst Pharm 2006; 63:1172-93.
- 3Occupational Safety and Administration (OSHA): Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs.
- 4National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings, September 2004-165.
- AOSHA recommends changing gloves every hour when working with cytotoxic drugs.