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Biogel Introduces Polyisoprene (PI) Indicator Underglove
Date:3/20/2009

Operative Registered Nurses recommends that "Healthcare practitioners should double-glove during invasive procedures."(3) The American College of Surgeons Committee on Operating Room Environment says, "Double gloving does help to cut down by a factor of ten the number of potential exposures..."(4)

A healthcare professional's risk of exposure and the subsequent potential for seroconversion can be significant. Published seroconversion rates are hepatitis B virus (HBV), 1/10; hepatitis C virus (HCV), 1/20; and HIV, 1/300.(5)

"Double gloving is an important risk management tool," says Judith Seltzer, RN. "Industry surveys show glove failure rates vary from 11 percent to 51 percent,(6) so we believe it is critical to take measures to protect both the practitioner and the patient as much as possible. Our Biogel(R) Patented Puncture Indication System clearly lets you know when the outer glove has been perforated in the presence of fluid," Graves adds. Use of a patented double gloving system results in significantly greater detection of punctures (78%) during the operation than using single glove (42%).(7) In a recent study, researchers found "double gloving with an indicator system provides the best protection and allows the timeliest identification of perforations."(8)

Molnlycke Health Care provides healthcare facilities with a unique team approach that results in tailored, well-rounded glove solutions. This includes a full-line of powder-free, low-protein latex and non-latex glove styles to address all specialty needs. As reported in The Cochrane Review, the Biogel patented, puncture indication glove system (in either latex or non-latex) provides protection and an alert system for barrier breach which increases practitioner safety.(i)

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