Medical gloves are disposable gloves made of synthetic material that are used to protect the user and the patient from infections and other accidental injuries. Treatment of any kind requires the use of gloves to protect the hand. Cross-contamination is huge risk in cases of wound care and hence wearing gloves is important to prevent this. Protective gloves such as these come in a number of options based on your needs. They come in varying sizes and lubrication options. At Shop Wound Care, we have a wide range of protective medical gloves from top selling brands such as Medline, McKesson, Cardinal Health, etc.

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Types of Glove Materials

  • Latex Gloves - They are made of latex and come in both powdered and non-powdered options. Latex gloves are comfortable, stretchable, and durable. Always check for latex allergies before using latex gloves.

  • Nitrile Gloves - Made of nitrile, they are protein free gloves. They are latex-free and are also puncture resistant. Nitrile gloves offer greater protection and rarely do any chemicals or solutions react with these gloves.

  • Vinyl Gloves - They are the most cost effective gloves available. They are stretchable and are used for less sensitive procedures. Vinyl gloves cannot be used in heat induced environments since they are made of polyvinyl chloride.

Types of Medical Gloves

  • Exam Gloves - Exam gloves are used for when a person is being examined. They come in all material type options and their main aim is to prevent cross-contamination. They fit the hand perfectly and are mostly disposable in nature. Exam gloves can be powdered or non-powdered based on ones lubrication needs. 

  • Surgical Gloves - Surgical gloves are used during surgeries or while tending to surgical wounds. They are recommended to be used while dealing with ostomies and large open wounds. They help prevent cross contamination.