Top Quality Gloves
Disposable gloves have gained notoriety due to the covid-19 pandemic, however, they are also an essential item in any caregivers’ toolkit. When providing critical daily responsibilities for a loved one such as sterilizing catheters, changing diapers, providing wound care, and so much more, it’s important to invest in medical grade gloves to keep you and your loved one safe. See our three top-quality gloves.
Gloves protect the skin, reduce the risk of microbial contamination and guarantee a more sanitary environment. Some disposable gloves tear easily or don’t provide the level of protection needed for essential caregiving responsibilities, so it’s important to pick top-quality gloves that will meet your caregiving needs.
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Most medical-grade gloves you will see will be either vinyl, nitrile, or latex gloves. Each type of glove has its own pros and cons in regards to price, comfort, and safety. Vinyl gloves are non-latex, widely available, the most affordable of the three types, and are ideal for non-hazardous environments.
These gloves, however, are also prone to punctures and breakage and provide limited protection against chemicals, bacteria, and other microbes. Nitrile gloves are the most expensive option, however, they can be worn for long periods of time and are chemical and microbial resistant. These are the go-to examination gloves for many doctors, nurses, and home caregivers.
The only significant downside to latex gloves is that around 1% of Americans have a latex allergy. If your loved one has a latex allergy, opt for a different pair, otherwise, these gloves are cost-effective, last a long time, and provide strong medical protection.
Three Top-Quality Gloves
Mckesson Vinyl Exam disposable gloves feature a smoother inner and outer surface and offer high tactile sensitivity. These gloves are clear, non-latex, and designed for single use. A budget-friendly option, use these gloves if you need them only for brief periods of time or if carrying out tasks like handling food.
Mckesson Powder free Nitrile disposable gloves offer textured fingertips, providing excellent tactile sensitivity and dexterity. The improved design gives the gloves better conformability allowing for a perfect fit and extended wear. These gloves are blue and designed for single use. Use them if your loved one has a skin allergy, or if performing more sensitive caregiving tasks such as wound care, bathing, or helping your loved one use the toilet.
Mckesson Powder Free Latex Exam disposable gloves are textured and have a thin construction, allowing for ease of use and improved tactile sensitivity. The interior coating is non-sticking making them ideal for activewear or use in wet, damp, or dry situations. These gloves are ivory, designed for single-use, and safe for use in almost any caregiving situation. Use them if your loved one doesn’t have a latex allergy and if you want a more affordable option than nitrile gloves.
Disposable gloves offer important protection for both the caregiver and your loved one. Whether it’s vinyl, nitrile, or latex, each type of glove offers different standards for affordability, protection, and comfort. It’s up to you to decide which product offers the perfect fit for you and your loved one’s needs.
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Jack Vejvoda is Carewell’s Special Projects Associate who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. A west coast native, he enjoys all things outdoors: hiking, running, biking, skiing, you name it!