MECHANICAL MEANS OF ISOLATING THE SURGICAL WOUND
- Sterile Gloves Unnecessary for Laceration Repair. Shaughnessy, Allen F. // American Family Physician;7/15/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p376
Discusses whether sterile gloves offer more protection against wound infection than nonsterile gloves. Description of a study comparing the use of the two gloves among physicians treating uncomplicated laceration repair; Conclusion that infection rates in patients was similar no matter what...
- Non-sterile gloves were as safe as sterile gloves for repair of uncomplicated lacerations. Perelman, V. S.; Francis, G. J.; Rutledge, T. // Evidence Based Medicine;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p182
The article reports that in patients with soft tissue lacerations, the rate of wound infection was no greater with the use of clean non-sterile gloves than with sterile gloves. The interesting study by Researcher V.S. Parelman and colleagues calls into question the need for sterile gloves when...
- DISPOSABLE SURGICAL FACE MASKS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Lipp, Allyson; Edwards, Peggy // Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal;Sep2005, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p21
Surgical face masks were originally developed to contain and filter droplets of microorganisms expelled from the mouth and nasopharynx of healthcare workers during surgery, thereby providing protection for the patient. However, there are several ways in which surgical face masks could...
- Industry insight. // Surgical Products;Jan2000, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p22
Features surgical gloves from various manufacturers. Includes synthetic gloves; Orthopedic gloves; Latex gloves; Powder-free gloves.
- Sterile nonlatex procedure glove. // Materials Management in Health Care;Jul98, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p68
Announces that sterile versions of the N-DEX nitrile procedure gloves from Best Manufacturing have been introduced in the market. Available sizes; Key features.
- 2005 Glove Guide. // Healthcare Purchasing News;Mar2005, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p40
Presents a chart containing different types of surgical gloves sold in the U.S. as of March 2005.
- Exam gloves, Part 2. // RN;Jan2001, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p67
Part II. Presents information on the types of alternative gloves to latex exam gloves. Benefits of acrylonitrile gloves for latex-sensitive individuals; Type of situations where vinyl gloves would be suitable for use; Evaluation of several acrylonitrile and vinyl gloves.
- Biological system to assess the potential toxicity of surgical gloves. Pretorius, E.; Bester, M. J. // South African Journal of Science;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 96 Issue 11/12, p540
Presents information on a study which assessed the potential toxicity of surgical gloves. Infections associated with the use of surgical gloves in South Africa; Methodology and results of the study; Conclusions.
- Yeast Possible Culprit in Impairing Wound Healing. Guttman, Cheryl // Dermatology Times;Apr2000 Supplement 2, Vol. 21 Issue 4, pS9
Focuses on the possible role of yeast in causing surgical wound infections according to the study findings of physician, Scott Fosko. Need to identify patient or wound characteristics that predispose to yeast contamination.