How to choose disposable gloves?
Disposable gloves are made from a variety of different materials, all designed to fulfill a specific purpose or purposes:
Disposable Vinyl glove(PVC)
Advantages: A cost-effective alternative to latex for glove wearers who are allergic to soluble proteins or residual chemicals in NRL gloves (low risk procedures only).
Disadvantages: Not a good barrier material against blood-borne pathogens or chemicals.Vinyl is more susceptible to pin holing than either latex or Nitrile. Vinyl material is more ¡®friable¡¯ and can degenerate whilst being worn when in contact with rough surfaces on instruments or items being handled in the procedure or task. Vinyl material can cause hand fatigue when worn for long periods of time.
Disposable Nitrile glove
Advantages: Nitrile glove contains no residual protein and is a good alternative to latex for glove wearers who are allergic to the soluble proteins in latex. An effective barrier against most substances including blood-borne pathogens. Is in general a better barrier against chemicals than NRL.
Disadvantages: It is not as flexible as latex, which can cause hand fatigue in glove users who need to wear glove for long periods of time. It is more expensive than latex but is still a cost effective barrier material.
Disposable Pe glove(Poly,Plastic)
Advantages: They are cheap in price. Fine for simple protection to keep hands clean.
Disadvantages: Offer little practical protection. Very loose fitting and very smooth - makes handling implements and carrying out tasks/procedures difficult.