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How to Prevent Perforation and Breakage of Medical Gloves?

How to Prevent Perforation and Breakage of Medical Gloves?

17/11/2021

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How to Prevent Perforation and Breakage of Medical Gloves?

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How to Prevent Perforation and Breakage of Medical Gloves?

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Medical gloves can effectively isolate medical contamination and prevent cross-infection between doctors and patients, and have become essential items in hospitals. In clinical practice, especially in operations with a risk of infection, medical staff worry about the damage or perforation of medical gloves, which is precisely a common problem in surgery, especially in orthopedics and plastic surgery.


1. Reasons for perforation and damage of medical gloves


There are many factors that cause damage or perforation of medical hand gloves, such as equipment damage, bone tissue puncture, and rupture caused by the decrease of glove strength. Larger areas of damage are easy to find, while small perforations are often difficult to find. The risk of cross infection is invisible. In this case, it is necessary to test the puncture resistance of medical gloves in advance. The puncture resistance of medical gloves is better, while the puncture resistance of medical gloves is poor. It is extremely prone to create perforation and damage when encountering sharp objects such as Kirschner wires and ligature wires during use.


2. Tips for preventing perforation and damage of medical gloves


In order to prevent this risk, many medical staff choose to wear double-layer medical gloves to resist the perforation and rupture of medical hand gloves. According to research statistics, after using this method, the perforation rate of inner gloves is only about 10% of that of single-layer gloves. However, after wearing double-layer medical gloves, the flexibility and sensitivity of the fingers are significantly reduced, which affects the accuracy of the operation to a certain extent, and artificially increases the risk of the operation. Therefore, the fundamental method is still to strictly monitor the quality of gloves for medical use before use to ensure that their puncture force can reach a certain strength, reduce the perforation and breakage of clinical medical gloves, and reduce the risk of clinical cross-infection between doctors and patients.


While ensuring the good quality of medical gloves, medical staff should also replace medical gloves in a timely manner based on actual use. After conducting a statistical study on the damage of medical gloves used by medical staff, it is found that after 4 hours of continuous use of gloves, the damage rate of medical gloves has increased significantly and is concealed. Therefore, medical gloves should be replaced in time. In some types of surgery, such as open surgery, the exudate, grease, bile, pancreatic juice, etc. will corrode medical gloves, leading to accelerated aging and performance degradation. Medical gloves should be checked and replaced in time according to the actual situation.

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