Disposable Latex Gloves are a critical piece of personal protective equipment (PPE.) Used during medical procedures and examinations, latex gloves protect both the wearer and the patient from the spread of disease, such as Covid-19. Latex is the most commonly used material for examination and surgical gloves, preferred by healthcare provider for their high tactile sensitivity.
According to the FDA, “Medical gloves are examples of personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer and/or the patient from the spread of infection or illness during medical procedures and examinations. . . . These gloves are regulated by the FDA as Class I reserved medical devices that require a 510(k) premarket notification. FDA reviews these devices to ensure that performance criteria such as leak resistance, tear resistance and biocompatibility are met. . . . Use medical gloves when your hands may touch someone else’s body fluids (such as blood, respiratory secretions, vomit, urine or feces), certain hazardous drugs or some potentially contaminated items.”
Blueflame Medical’s Protective Latex* Gloves meet FDA guidelines for Class I personal protective equipment (PPE.) While brand name may change at any time, Blueflame guarantees all of its Protective Latex Gloves are vetted twice for quality assurance and best practice in line with these standards.
*FDA warning on latex allergy: “Some people are allergic to the natural rubber latex used in some medical gloves. FDA requires manufacturers to identify on the package labeling the materials used to make the gloves. If you or your patient is allergic to natural rubber latex, you should choose gloves made from other synthetic materials (such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), nitrile, or polyurethane).”
Where latex allergy is a concern, please see Blueflame’s offering Disposable Vinyl Gloves and Disposable Nitrile Gloves.”