How to put on gloves is one thing, but using them is quite another. While technical dossiers and regulated instructions take care of guidelines for donning and doffing gloves in healthcare, you may have found yourself needing to educate your local community about the general aspects of safe glove use. With healthcare institutions closely connected to their local communities, educating the lay visitor and neighbor on infection prevention measures will help keep everyone — including your staff and patients — safer.
Being a lab office manager in charge of supplying a team of technicians and specialists with PPE can be as nerve-racking as working with the hazardous substances yourself! And when you’re finding the perfect set of gloves for hygiene and infection prevention in your specific environment, it pays to get it right the first time. Plus with ever-tightening budgets, ordering the wrong set of gloves is not only embarrassing, it wastes precious resources.
While the COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to a series of changes in healthcare best practices, PPE manufacturers and distributors are challenged to provide the correct equipment to support healthcare workers and the public to uphold these new protocols. As a distributor rep, you may be asked to guide someone’s purchasing decision to help ensure their institution obtains the correct kinds of gloves in sufficient quantities to meet the unique demands of these pandemic conditions.
Here’s a brief overview of infection prevention best practices during lockdown and self-isolation, and how Ventyv’s range of disposable gloves can help stem the tide of COVID-19 infections.
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.