These disposable blue nitrile powder free gloves are ideal for protecting against germs and virus and work well for day to day use. They come in four different sizes small, medium, large and extra large and are sold In boxes of 100 gloves. The gloves are ambidextrous and designed to a NHS Specification.
Currently the nitrile glove market is full of very poor standard gloves, we have selected these “Feelers” brand as a quality range which might not be the very cheapest are a fantastic quality and known brand in the UK and are tested by SGS and Satra in the republic of Ireland.
Blue nitrile gloves are great for use in caring environments such as Home Care, Nursing Homes, GP’s, Hospitals for examinations, minor treatment, massage. This includes vaccination centres etc. However they are also used by cleaners, mechanics, food processors and in many industrial environments.
Blue Nitrile Disposable Glove Features
- AQL 1.5 pass
- EN455 part 1:2000 pass
- EN455 part 2:2015 pass
- EN455 part 3:2015 pass
- EN ISO 374-1: 2016 (Type B) pass
- EN ISO 374-5: 2016 pass
- Blue nitrile examination gloves in a four sizes
- 100 gloves per box
- Powder free
- NHS Specification
Please see the certification sheets TAB for more info
We also sell vinyl gloves which are cheaper but may suit your requirements.
If you are a carer and want advice on disposable gloves please see the NHS website.
Why Wear Disposable Blue Nitrile Gloves?
Wearing medical examination gloves is recommended for 2 main reasons.
Firstly to reduce the risk of contamination of healthcare workers with blood and other body fluids.
Secondly to reduce the risk of germ dissemination to the surrounding environment and from healthcare professional to healthcare professional.
However in the currently environment this advice can be stretched further. The use of disposable examination gloves by the general public can, if used properly, help to protect the wearer and reduce dissemination of germs. They are ideal in public places such as shops and public transport provided they are used correctly.
Hand Hygiene and Washing
The wearing of disposable examination gloves does not mean that hand hygiene can be taken any less seriously. It is recommended that the hands are washed and sanitised before donning the gloves and also after removing the gloves.
Disposable Blue Nitrile Gloves Use and Reuse
Under no circumstances should the disposable gloves be reused. They are designed to be relatively cheap disposable items. Use once and then dispose of them correctly, please see below. Whilst they are ideal as a measure to help prevent the spread of germs and infection of the user, if they are reused (even if washed) their effectiveness is reduced. Single use and disposal is key.
Type of glove to use
it is usually recommended that if possible powder free gloves are used. Some powders used in powdered gloves can react with alcohol based hand rub.
Sterile gloves should be used for surgical procedures but for general examination and in current environments protection for use on public transport, none sterile gloves are ideal.
How to don and remove disposable nitrile gloves
Donning the glove.
- Wash and sanitise your hands.
- Remove the first medical examination glove from the original packaging.
- Only touch the glove at the cuff end.
- Pull the first glove onto your hand gently.
- Take a second glove from the original packaging used the un-gloved hand to remove it from the box.
- Touching only the cuff, swap the glove into the gloved hand and gently pull it onto the un-gloved hand.
- Hold the cuff of one glove with the fingers of the other gloved hand.
- Pull the glove off ensuring that it is turned inside out.
- Put the fingers of the ungloved hand down the sleeve of the other gloved hand.
- Push the glove off ensuring that it is turned inside out.
- Dispose of the disposable examination gloves immediately in a bin.
For more information please see the World Health Organisation website