Working with animals opens up veterinary professionals to unique bacterial and viral threats. Despite this, research published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice shows that even basic hygiene practices in small animal private practice are followed poorly — with less than 50% of study respondents reporting even regular hand washing between handling patients. According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), a breach in infection control can undo even a veterinary team’s best work and lead to negative medical, social, and financial impacts on the patient, clients, and treating practitioners.
According to this article in AreaDentist, there are over 200,000 practicing dentists in the United States today —and that number is growing by the year. While each practice is unique, they all have at least one thing in common; the regular use of disposable gloves.
Disposable gloves are an essential item in any healthcare environment. They not only protect healthcare providers and patients from exposure to potentially dangerous microbes, they also help set a precedent of hygiene and care across the industry. While this shouldn’t come as a surprise, what you might not have realized is that disposable gloves aren’t all created equal.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of February 24th, the latest coronavirus outbreak has approximately 80,000 confirmed cases of infection globally, with 35 confirmed cases in the United States. Officially called COVID-19, the widespread nature of the outbreak puts communities and healthcare professionals at a higher risk of contact and infection than otherwise assumed. Here’s what you need to know about the virus and the disease it causes, and what can be done to protect healthcare professionals who may be treating infected patients in the near future:
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In any healthcare setting you’ll find multiple reasons to use gloves. But one glove may not serve well for all applications. To optimize performance with cost efficiency and access the appropriate level of infection protection, you’ll need to match the kind of glove to your intended activity.
General purpose gloves are disposable gloves that are great as hygiene aids for activities like food handling and housekeeping. Medical or exam gloves, on the other hand, need to be worn when directly in contact with a patient outside the OR, or other surgical sites; since surgical gloves need to be worn in those areas Here we take a closer look at what you need to know about how medical and industrial gloves differ: