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Hand Protection For Healthcare And Medical Use

Finding the right healthcare gloves has never been as important as it is now.

Gloves are considered a necessity for all those working in the healthcare industry as an essential PPE. Whether working in a laboratory or one-on-one with patients, it’s essential that you have access to the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure their safety from contaminants such as chemicals and/or viruses and bacteria. That’s where SHOWA’s healthcare gloves come in.

Difference Between Various Healthcare Gloves?

SHOWA’s medical-grade healthcare gloves are suitable for industrial and laboratory applications!

When working in the healthcare industry, it’s crucial to be using the right PPE solutions, which requires medical-grade healthcare gloves. Medical grade simply refers to gloves that have been labeled for application in the medical field.

Now, it’s important to note that healthcare gloves are typically split into two categories:

  • Examination/Medical Gloves: Examination gloves, often referred to as medical gloves, are single-use, disposable gloves that are used for a variety of procedures and examinations. They are used to help prevent the possibility of cross-contamination of bacteria and viruses between patients and caregivers. These gloves often come in bulk boxes and are considered usable for general applications that do not require a sterile environment.
  • Surgical Gloves: Surgical gloves, on the other hand, are healthcare gloves that are individually packaged to maintain sterilization and must meet a much higher standard when it comes to the quality of the gloves.

SHOWA’s healthcare PPE gloves are an industry leader in disposable hand protection and have even been FDA Medical Examination approved – which means that the FDA has reviewed these gloves, and they have been deemed as a Class I reserved medical device that requires a 510(k) premarket notification. These PPE gloves are also approved with the European standard of EN455 for medical devices.

That means that these gloves meet and/or exceed a variety of performance criteria, including:

  • Leak-Resistant
  • Tear-Resistant
  • Biocompatible (will cause no harm to living tissue)
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