Our Best Nitrile Gloves for Hospitals 2020
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
As nitrile gloves are considered to be more puncture resistant, stronger and durable than their latex counterparts, they are becoming more and more popular for use within the medical industries. Like latex gloves they can be powdered, non-powdered, sterile and non sterile, and like latex gloves they can feature the same standards that make them suitable for medical use such as EN 455. They are particularly well suited to situations when a patient's medical condition and allergy status is unknown, as their strong nature reduces the contamination risk.
If you've decided to make the switch from latex to nitrile but are unsure of where to start, then you're in the right place. This guide takes into account strength, grip, durability and more, giving you Our Top Nitrile Gloves for Hospital Use. Hopefully, this will give you a better idea of the different types of nitrile gloves that are available for use in a medical environment.
Why Use Nitrile Gloves for Medical Use?
Nitrile tends to be stronger and more puncture resistant than latex gloves, meaning that they are well recommended for using with patients when the allergy status of the patient is not known. They are tested to the same standards as latex gloves, meaning that you will find them on first responders, surgeons, care workers and more. If you want to find out about the benefits of using nitrile as a material, check out our Disposable Gloves Material Guide for a full breakdown of all our glove standards.
Aurelia Bold Medical Grade Black Nitrile Gloves
The Aurelia Bold Medical Grade Black Gloves are approved for medical use and are highly popular within the nursing, dentistry and care home industries. They are designed using a robust form of nitrile which gives them excellent strength, and are fully certified for use in medical environments. They are designed to prevent contamination which when combined with their high tensile strength and AQL of 1.5, means that they ensure safe and secure use during medical proceedures.
Key Points: Certified for use in a medical environment; designed to offer superb strength; AQL of 1.5 for contamination prevention.
Standards: 89/686/EEC; 93/42/EWG; ISO 9001; ISO 13485; CMDCAS 13485; EN 455; EN 374; EN 1186
Ansell TouchnTuff 92-670 Disposable Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves
The second gloves on our list are the Ansell TouchNTuff 92-760 Disposable Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves, which are designed to ensure that the risk of contamination is reduced. They are certified for use with chemicals, which with their beaded cuff means that liquids of any kind cannot sink through the material or go down the sleeve and reach your skin. These gloves are also certified for use with viruses, making them ideal for use on a patient when you're unsure of their condition.
Key Points: Designed to prevent contamination during use; certified for preventing viruses being passed on; beaded cuff prevents contaminants reaching the skin.
Standards: EN 420; EN 374Shop Now
Aurelia Robust Medical Grade Nitrile Gloves 93895
Another set of gloves from the Aurelia brand are the Aurelia Robust Medical Grade Nitrile Gloves, which are called robust for a reason. They are designed using 4.5mil nitrile, something that allows the gloves to resist forces of up to 6 Newtons, something that makes them perfect for use in medical procedures where the last thing you want is the material tearing. The high tensile strength that these gloves offer makes them well suited to medical tasks.
Key Points: Medical grade gloves with a high tensile strength; can resist forces of up to 6N, certified for medical procedures.
Standards: 89/686/EEC; 93/42/EWG; ISO 9001; ISO 13485; CMDCAS 13485; EN 455; EN 374; EN 1186; EN 455Shop Now
Hand Safe GN560 Pink Nitrile Examination Gloves
For examination and other similar procedures we would recommend the Hand Safe GN560 Pink Nitrile Examination Gloves, that offer superb tensile strength thanks to their extra strong nitrile composition. They are tear-resistant with a breaking point of 6 Newtons, and comply with EN 374 which offers a high level of splash and contamination protection. The tear resistance and medical certification makes these gloves well suited to examination procedures in a hospital setting.
Key Points: Offer a superb level of tear resistance; certified for use in a medical setting; powder-free to reduce irritation risk.
Standards: 93/EEC Class 1; EN 374; EN 455; ASTM F1671-7Shop Now
NITREX Extra Sensitive GN01 Nitrile Examination Gloves
The Nitrex Extra Sensitive GN01 Nitrile Examination Gloves are certified for viral protection and their superb tensile strength with a resistance level of 6N makes them perfect for the medical industries. Particularly popular among first responders, the grippy textured fingertips on these gloves makes examination a far easier task. Excellent grip and resistance to chemicals and micro-organisms reduces the chances of contamination, ensuring safe use in medical environments.
Key Points: Certified for medical environments; superb tensile strength of 6N; micro-textured fingertips offer excellent grip.
Standards: F1671; EN 374; EN 344; 93/42/EECShop Now
Choose the Right Medical Gloves
We hope that this guide has given you a better idea of the kind of hospital nitrile gloves that might be ideal for you. If you want to view our full range, please check out our Nitrile Hospital Gloves category.