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Disposable Examination Gloves for sale in Ireland

Examination gloves help prevent cross-contamination between patients and their care givers, as well as providing protection against dangerous chemicals and bacteria. For maximum protection, it is important choose the right gloves and use to use them properly.

How do I choose a glove?

When buying disposable gloves, there are many different options available to suit different needs. The level of protection, comfort, durability and more all vary between the types of gloves, which include latex gloves, nitrile gloves and vinyl gloves. With so many choices, the decision can get overwhelming, so let us break it down and get an idea of why there are so many different types, to begin with. Once you understand this, the process of choosing gloves will be much easier.

What are the different Glove Types

Disposable medical examination gloves are usually made from polymers such as latex, vinyl and nitrile, although you may find disposable gloves made of other materials, such as neoprene. Here is a quick comparison of nitrile vs. latex vs. vinyl gloves, including the differences in design and their unique benefits.

GLOVE TYPE

DEFINITION

ADVANTAGE

PROTECTION LEVEL

Latex Gloves

Made of natural rubber

Highest comfort, flexibility, fit and tactile sensitivity

Bacteria, viruses

Nitrile Gloves

Made of synthetic material

Stretchy, durable

Chemicals, viruses

Vinyl Gloves

Made of synthetic material, sometimes referred to as synthetic

Cost-efficient synthetic option, comfortable

Chemicals

 

Why Choose Latex Examination Gloves

Latex gloves are often preferred by healthcare providers since they provide the best service when it comes to elasticity, comfort and fit. Surgeons benefit from latex gloves since they are great for sensitive work since they offer more precision with high tactile sensitivity.

Despite its advantages, latex gloves have become an issue for many health professionals due to the increasing rate of latex allergies, and many are choosing to go with non-latex glove options such as vinyl and nitrile gloves instead.

Why Choose Vinyl Examination Gloves?

Vinyl gloves, which are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride), are usually the cheapest latex-free gloves. However, many prefer to use higher-end gloves such as nitrile gloves. Nitrile gloves are often preferred since these non-latex gloves best resemble the stretchy feel of latex gloves and are also highly durable and puncture resistant.

Another difference to consider when deciding between latex and latex-free gloves is the protection offered by each type of material. In general, latex gloves offer the best protection against bacteria and viruses, while synthetic gloves provide better chemical protection. Of the different types of latex-free gloves, nitrile gloves offer a higher degree of protection against viruses, besides the chemical protection they provide.

What Are the Glove Options?

Now that we have a better understanding of the different materials of disposable gloves and their individual advantages, let us explore the more specific options available. Each one of these options is intended to provide specific benefits for different uses. To choose the right glove type for the intended use, it’s important to understand what these advantages are.

GLOVE OPTION

EXPLANATION

ADVANTAGE

Powdered Gloves

Gloves that are powdered, often with corn starch

Enhanced ease of donning due to powder

Powder-free Gloves

Gloves that have had powder coating removed

Reduced allergic reaction, cleaner to use

Examination Gloves

Sterile or non-sterile medical grade gloves

Provides protection against blood or bodily fluid exposure

Surgical Gloves

Usually sterile, high quality medical grade gloves

Provides high-quality protection against blood or bodily fluid exposure

 

Why Choose Powdered Gloves vs. Powder-free Gloves

Powder-free gloves can be more expensive due to the process that needs to be done to remove the powder coating from the glove. However, gloves that are powder-free reduce the cause of allergies by lowering protein and chemical content. In addition, powder-free gloves are ‘cleaner’ to use than powdered gloves, since they do not leave any residue on clothing or other surfaces.

Powdered gloves are usually lubricated with corn starch, which makes them much easier to put on. Corn starch coatings have replaced other powdering options such as lycopodium powder and talc because these other coating types have been found to irritate tissue. Nevertheless, even corn starch can impede healing when encountering tissues, so powder-free gloves are often preferred for surgeries and other sensitive procedures.

Why Choose Examination Gloves vs. Surgical Gloves

Both surgical and examination gloves are medical-grade gloves for use during medical procedures.

Medical examination gloves can be used for patient examinations and blood tests. These gloves are also used as general-purpose gloves for managing incontinence, everyday spills and messes in and around the home.

Surgical gloves are used by surgeons and operating room nurses. These disposable gloves must meet higher quality standards and are usually sterile since they are used for surgical procedures. Surgical gloves offer better fit with more precise sizing, as well as higher tactile sensitivity.

How to Use Gloves Properly

When used and removed properly, disposable gloves offer excellent protection against contamination. Follow the instructions below to get the most out of glove-wearing.

Step 1: Choose

Choose a glove that fits well and is designed for the intended use.

Step 2: Check

Check each glove for rips and punctures.

Step 3: Wash

Gloves should never replace proper handwashing. Always wash and dry hands before putting on a pair of gloves.

Step 4: Wear

Put gloves on. While wearing disposable gloves, do not touch phones, doorknobs, or the like.

Step 5: Remove

Never wash or reuse disposable gloves. In any of the following situations, be sure to remove gloves, wash and dry hands and don a fresh pair of gloves:

  • Between patients or tasks
  • When gloves become contaminated
  • When gloves become dirty
  • When gloves get torn
  • When gloves have been used for four consecutive hours
  • After sneezing, coughing, or touching one’s hair or face

When removing gloves, it is important to follow proper glove removal techniques such as the one shown below to avoid contamination from the outside of the gloves.

Model: AB100XL
Black Nitrile Disposable Gloves Powder Free Extra Large​ (100) Box.Nitrile Gloves are best For:Medical professionalsAutomotiveIndustryFood HygieneLatex AllergiesChemical spray resistanceStrengthWhy?Nitrile is very robust making it extremely resistant to punctures, tears and chemicals, as w..
€15.67
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Model: AB100S
Black Nitrile Disposable Gloves Powder Free SMALL​ (100) Box.Nitrile Gloves are best For:Medical professionalsAutomotiveIndustryFood HygieneLatex AllergiesChemical spray resistanceStrengthWhy?Nitrile is very robust making it extremely resistant to punctures, tears and chemicals, as well as havi..
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Ex Tax:€12.95
Model: AN100XL
Nitrile Gloves are best For:Medical professionalsAutomotiveIndustryFood HygieneLatex AllergiesChemical spray resistanceStrengthWhy?Nitrile is very robust making it extremely resistant to punctures, tears and chemicals, as well as having good malleable properties. For this reason, they are often used..
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Blue Vinyl Examination Gloves 6 x 4 Pack
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Brand: Astroplast Model: 2602027
Astroplast Blue Vinyl Examination Gloves 6 x 4 PackLatex allergy remains an important issue for the health care professions. Vinyl is a skin-friendly alternative for people with type I and type IV allergy, because the glove is free from latex proteins and accelerant chemicals. Latex free Beaded c..
€4.78
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McKinnon Latex Powder Free Disposable Gloves
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Model: GL100L
Available in sizes - small, medium, large in boxes of 100 gloves or extra large in boxes of 90 gloves.  Powder-free latex examination gloves Product Information: Manufactured using the new production technology from Sempermed, the Sempercare Edition is treated simultaneo..
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Brand: McKinnon Medical Model: MN100M
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€14.46
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SemperCare Edition Latex Gloves Powder Free LARGE (100) Box
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Model: G823781737
SemperCare Edition Latex Gloves Powder Free LARGE (100) Box​. Available in sizes - small, medium, large in boxes of 100 gloves or extra large in boxes of 90 gloves.  Sempercare® edition Powder-free latex examination gloves DOWNLOAD GLOVES BROCHURE Product Inform..
€9.83
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SemperCare Edition Latex Gloves Powder Free MEDIUM (100) Box
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Model: G823781735
SemperCare Edition Latex Gloves Powder Free MEDIUM (100) Box​. Available in sizes - small, medium, large in boxes of 100 gloves or extra large in boxes of 90 gloves.  Sempercare® edition Powder-free latex examination gloves DOWNLOAD GLOVES BROCHURE Product Informatio..
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Sempercare® Nitrile Skin² Gloves Powder Free EXTRA LARGE (180) Box
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Model: G826793849
Sempercare® Nitrile Skin² Gloves Powder Free LARGE (180) Box DOWNLOAD GLOVES BROCHURE Examination glove made from 100% synthetical latex, non sterile, powder-free Product Information: PROTECTION FROM INFECTIONS – virus-proof for users and patients EXCELLENT SENSE OF TOUCH ..
€16.92
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Sempercare® Nitrile Skin² Gloves Powder Free LARGE (200) Box
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Model: G826793847
Sempercare® Nitrile Skin² Gloves Powder Free LARGE (200) Box DOWNLOAD GLOVES BROCHURE Examination glove made from 100% synthetical latex, non sterile, powder-free Product Information: PROTECTION FROM INFECTIONS – virus-proof for users and patients EXCELLENT SENSE OF TOUCH ..
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Ex Tax:€13.98
Sempercare® Nitrile Skin² Gloves Powder Free MEDIUM (200) Box
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Model: G826793845
Sempercare® Nitrile Skin² Gloves Powder Free MEDIUM (200) Box DOWNLOAD GLOVES BROCHURE Examination glove made from 100% synthetical latex, non sterile, powder-free Product Information: PROTECTION FROM INFECTIONS – virus-proof for users and patients EXCELLENT SENSE OF TOUCH..
€16.92
Ex Tax:€13.98
Sempercare® Nitrile Skin² Gloves Powder Free SMALL (200) Box
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Model: G826793843
Sempercare® Nitrile Skin² Gloves Powder Free SMALL (200) Box DOWNLOAD GLOVES BROCHURE Examination glove made from 100% synthetical latex, non sterile, powder-free Product Information: PROTECTION FROM INFECTIONS – virus-proof for users and patients EXCELLENT SENSE OF TOUCH ..
€16.92
Ex Tax:€13.98
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