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The primary purpose of surgical gloves is to act as a protective barrier to prevent possible transmission of diseases between healthcare professionals and patients during surgical procedures.

Differences between surgical gloves and medical examination gloves (the type of gloves found in bulk containers in clinical examination rooms) are:

  • Manufacturers of surgical gloves are required to meet a higher level of quality standards
  • Surgical gloves are sterile and individually packaged in pairs
  • Surgical gloves have a more precise range of sizing than medical examination gloves which include half sizes

Medical examination gloves on the other hand help prevent contamination between caregivers and patients. These gloves are used during procedures that do not require sterile conditions, for example drawing blood for a blood test. Some of these gloves can also protect the wearer from harm caused by dangerous chemicals or pharmaceuticals.

The Ultra Health range of Powdered or Powder Free Surgical Gloves are Hand Specific, have curved fingers for a better fit, bearded cuff for easy donning & doffing as well as a textured surface providing excellent grip.