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Clinical/Medical

Glove Use Guidelines

Learn why, when and how to use medical gloves to help protect healthcare workers and patients and the importance of an overall hand hygiene program, provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

 

Donning and Removal of Personal Protective Equipment

Poster showing the proper sequence for donning and removal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (English/Spanish). 

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that US employers protect their employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury. This guide provides an overview of the regulations for the selection and use of personal protective equipment.

 

Healthcare Worker Safety

The World Health Organization’s published guidelines for the protection of healthcare workers against blood borne infections.

 

Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections

Infections acquired in health care settings are among the major causes of death and increased morbidity among hospitalized patients. These recommendations were published in 2002 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

Preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

Each year 0.5% – 15% of patients undergoing surgical procedures will acquire a surgical site infection. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strategies and recommendations for reducing SSI’s.

 

WHO Guidelines for Safe Surgery

The World Health Organization reports that surgical complications occur in 3–22% of inpatient surgical procedures. The guidelines, published in 2009, outline policies and procedures for a safe surgery program.

 

Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in the Healthcare Setting

Guidelines published jointly by Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Occupational Safety & Health for the safe handling of chemotherapeutic and other hazardous drugs.

 

Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories

The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance and recommended biosafety practices for Human and Animal Diagnostic testing laboratories.

 

Industrial

Chemical Resistance Guide

Choose the right glove for the type of chemical exposure.

 

US EPA: Choosing the Right Gloves for Painting Cars

Guidelines published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the use and choice of gloves for exposure to chemicals used in auto painting.

 

Study: Food Worker Hand Hygiene

Joint study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several state health departments showing factors related to hand washing and glove use.

 

Regulatory

Medical Glove Guidance Manual 2008

This manual provides the US Food and Drug Administration’s recommendations and current thinking on the requirements and recommendations for Premarket Notification (510(k)) submissions for medical gloves.

 

Medical Device Directives (MDD 93/42/EEC):

The European Commission Directives are the harmonized standards and requirements for the manufacture and sale of medical devices within the European Union.

 

Canadian Medical Device Licensing

This Health Canada publication details the regulatory approval process for the sale and manufacture of medical devices within Canada.

 

USFDA Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Regulations

Learn more about the new FDA regulations on labeling governing all medical devices and timelines for implementation.