Choosing Medical Gloves
There are several important criteria to consider in your choice of medical gloves.
The cheapest glove is not always the most economical. Conversely,the most expensive
glove is not always the highest quality.
Suitability for the task
When Choosing a medical glove ask for the manufacturer's minimum standard to which their gloves are manufactured (eg BSI, ASTM, FDA, etc.)
This will help you select a reliable manufacturer who produces gloves with consistent quality.
Different tasks require different gloves. Cost-savings can often be made by participating
in a Glove Audit to identify major glove usage patterns and recommend selective
supply to eliminate wastage. Obviously, you don't need a surgeons glove to clean
bedpans; but you wouldn't expect your O.R. teams to operate in laboratory gloves either.
Ask your Ansell representative how to arrange an Audit by a Glove Specialist. You
may be enlightened about where gloves are used and misused in your Hospital Clinic.
Selective glove choice can save you money; not by making you buy the cheapest product
but by matching glove usage to appropriate glove quality, and getting the best value for
Can you afford not to arrange a glove audit?