resistant glove protects the hand from contact with rough surfaces. Abrasion
resistance is defined by glove material and thickness, and may be improved with
the use of exterior coatings.
A chemical resistant glove helps protect the hand from
certain chemicals. Chemical resistance varies by glove material. When selecting a glove with chemical resistance, consult
the manufacturer’s guide.
A cut resistant glove protects the hand from blades and sharp
instruments. Cut resistance is defined by glove material and thickness, and may be
improved with the use of certain exterior coatings.
A disposable glove is intended for one-time use and should be discarded
when it shows signs of wear or after the task is complete.
A latex free glove contains no latex and has a reduced likelihood
of causing an allergic reaction.
glove is coated with cornstarch, also called donning powder, on the inside of
the glove to make it easier to put on and to help keep gloves from sticking to each
other in the box. A powdered glove leaves a residue on the hand, and donning
powder can irritate skin and wounds.
A powder free gloves is less likely than a powdered glove to spread
allergens and bacteria and to cause irritation to skin and wounds. However, a
powder-free glove is more likely to stick to other gloves in the box and can be
more difficult to put on, particularly in wet environments. A powder-free glove
does not leave a residue on the hand.
A puncture resistant glove protects the hand from pointed objects
such as pins and needles. Puncture resistance is defined by the glove material
and thickness, and may be improved with the use of exterior coatings.
A silicone free glove contains no silicone and has a reduced
likelihood of causing an allergic reaction.
A sterile glove reduces or eliminates the risk of dirt,
bacteria, and other contaminants inadvertently carried into an aseptic