The High Standard of Chemo-Rated Gloves - Never Compromise Quality
All gloves sold in the United States must undergo rigorous testing before they can be approved for use in the treatment of chemotherapy. Approved gloves must meet the ASTM D6978-05 requirements for the assessment of the resistance of medical gloves to penetration of chemotherapeutic agents. The ASTM standard D6978 is a specific test of gloves for the use of chemotherapeutic agents that complies with the permeation test standards for protective suits recommended in most guidelines for medical personnel handling chemotherapeutic agents.
As a result, garment manufacturers take a similar approach to gloves, combining parts of the F739 and ASTM D6978 standards and applying the parameters of the garment permeability test. Certain glove manufacturers carry out permeability tests for chemotherapeutic agents on their gloves.
Drug-tested nitrile, powder and latex-free exam gloves for chemotherapy are an important part of hospital safety programs and are used by a large number of hospital staff. Gloves that meet the standard requirements of these tests are approved for the treatment and administration of chemotherapy drugs. Due to the frequency of latex allergies, chemo tested or nitrified gloves are the best option for chemotherapy.
Intco Advancare Nitrile Examination Gloves are powder-free and non-sterile gloves used for medical examinations. These gloves are made from latex-free materials to reduce the risk of allergic reactions in patients and users who are sensitive to latex-based products.
These Intco Advancare are essential test gloves for medical staff undergoing chemotherapy. Skin contact with chemotherapy drugs poses a significant health risk for medical professionals, so they must wear examination gloves to protect themselves. In order for examination gloves to be considered appropriate, it is important that they are tested for their suitability.
There are a number of methods for measuring resistance to chemical penetration. The resistance of gloves to the permeation of chemotherapeutic agents can be determined by measuring the time it takes to achieve the maximum permeation rate, known as breakthrough time. This is done by conducting a so-called chemical permeation test under the guidance of two US industry standards.
The ASTM-F739 is the standard testing method used to determine the actual chemical permeability of a glove material that is in constant contact with chemicals. Penetration is the penetrating movement of chemicals and microorganisms through the material through needle holes and other imperfections in the glove.
Glove materials were tested by placing permeation test cells in a chemical collection medium for sandwich testing. The tested material was taken from the palms of three gloves.
Chemo-certified test gloves are considered the first glove of choice by the global medical and medical community. In particular, the ASTM D6978 chemo rating is the preferred standard for many gloves testing for permeation protection against common chemo drugs and other laboratory chemicals. Nitriles of medical quality are not classified as medical nitrile by chemo-evaluated tests.
Permeation occurs when the material is damaged and it breaks down the material. Control of work practices is very important, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is crucial.
The bottom line is, the standard for qualifying chemo-rated gloves is high and rightfully so. Health and safety is not an area to ever compromise in. Medical Supplies Co. offers variety of certified chemo-rated gloves to ensure that safety and protection is never out of reach because taking smart precautions with the right equipment will always pay off far greater than the risk of not doing so.