PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves
PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves provide healthcare workers with outstanding barrier protection from bacteria, viruses, and chemicals where risk of fluid exposure is moderate to high.
Purple Means Protection
The HALYARD* portfolio of PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are heavy-weight nitrile gloves. They provide excellent barrier protection from chemicals, foreign substances and bodily fluids.HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves reduce the potential for skin irritation and provide better tactile sensitivity, less hand fatigue and supports superior softness, coolness and comfort.
HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves provide optimal protection and performance when you need it most.
Not all exam gloves are created equal
High performance and proven quality is critical in an environment where a breach caused by a nick or tear can lead to occupationally acquired infection.10 HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves provide optimal protection and performance when you need it most.
- 26 quality checks provide confidence.
- Optimal balance of strength and tactile sensitivity.
- Ideal for stockpiling.
- Not made with natural rubber latex.
- Rinsed 3 times to reduce harmful chemicals.
- Preferred tactile sensitivity.
- Optimal skin health.
- Protection against up to 52 cytotoxic drugs and dangerous chemicals.
- Protection that exceeds the standards.
PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves
Protection Against Up To 52 Cytotoxic Drugs and Dangerous Chemicals
6 Mil at Fingertips
Are you protected? Know for sure.
Download the full list of 52 chemotherapy drugs plus 45 chemicals that our 12`` PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves protect against.
Download the full list of 29 chemotherapy drugs plus 41 chemicals that our 9.5`` PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves protect against.
PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves
12” Extended Cuff
52 Chemo Drugs Tested and Approved
PURPLE NITRILE* MAX Exam Gloves
The new standard for protection in the Central Sterile Services Department
Eliminate the need to wear double or triple gloves with the longer and thicker PURPLE NITRILE* MAX. Protection, specifically for CSSD technicians, all the way to the mid-forearm.
- Excellent wet/dry grip with fully textured palms and fingertips.
- Added confidence when handling instruments and decontamination chemicals with a heavier glove weight.
- Superior protection from sharps with the thickest disposable nitrile glove in the CSSD.4
- Protection from water ingress and subsequent skin irritation with a longer glove at 415mm.5
PURPLE NITRILE* MAX Exam Gloves are an excellent choice for protection against chemical exposure.
They have been tested against 52 chemotherapy drugs per the ASTM D6978, Standard Practice for Assessment of Resistance of Medical Gloves to Permeation by Chemotherapy Drugs, as well as common chemicals found in the healthcare environment.
Increased fingertip thickness provides almost double the protection of any other exam glove in the HALYARD* portfolio.
At 20 grams, PURPLE NITRILE* MAX is more than twice the weight of PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA*, for added confidence when handling instruments and decontamination chemicals.
PURPLE NITRILE* MAX cuff extends a full 16 inches, providing the right level of protection from dangerous microorganisms, all the way to the mid-forearm.
PURPLE NITRILE* MAX features fully textured fingertips and palm, designed for excellent wet and dry grip.
Glove Guidelines for Chemotherapy Activities
- If double-gloving, one pair should be worn under the gown cuff and the other worn over the gown cuff.
- If single-gloving, the gloves should be worn over the gown cuff.
- When compounding, change gloves every 30 minutes.
- For all other activities, change gloves after each use or every 30 minutes of wear. 4
- For all activities, change gloves immediately when contaminated or damaged. 4, 5, 6
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1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hazardous Drug Exposures in Health Care, www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hazdrug/default.html
2 Friese, CR, Himes-Ferris, L, Frasier, MN. Structures and processes of care in ambulatory oncology settings and nurse-reported exposure to chemotherapy. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2011.
3 Lawson CC, Rocheleau CM, Whelan EA, et al. Occupational exposures among nurses and risk of spontaneous abortion. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr;206(4):327.e1-8
4 Compared to Medline CS Pro 16” Cuff Nitrile Exam Gloves and Cardinal Nitrile Decontamination Gloves
5 Specification target data on file
6 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS): Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice 2005.
7 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP): Guidelines on Handling Hazardous Drugs. Am J.Health-Syst Pharm 2006; 63:1172-93.
8 Occupational Safety and Administration (OSHA): Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs.
9 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings, September 2004-165.
10 Hübner, NO., Goerdt, AM., Mannerow, A. et al. The durability of examination gloves used on intensive care units. BMC Infect Dis 13, 226 (2013).