New standards for sterile gloves

surgical glove

We have recently published three new standards specifying requirements for sterile gloves used in medical examinations.

They are: 

AS/NZS 4179:2014 Single-use sterile rubber surgical gloves – Specification

Specifies requirements for packaged sterile rubber gloves intended for use in surgical procedures to protect the patient and the user from cross-contamination. It is applicable to single-use gloves that are worn once and then discarded. It does not apply to examination or procedure gloves. It covers gloves with smooth surfaces and gloves with textured surfaces over part or the whole glove. This standard was adopted with national modifications from ISO 10282:2014.

AS/NZS 4011.1:2014 Single-use medical examination gloves – Part 1: Specification for gloves made from rubber latex or rubber solution

Specifies requirements for packaged sterile, or bulked non-sterile, rubber gloves intended for use in medical examinations and diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to protect the patient and the user from cross-contamination. It also covers rubber gloves intended for use in handling contaminated medical materials and gloves with smooth surfaces or with textured surfaces over all or part of the glove. This standard was adopted with national modifications from ISO 11193-1:2008. 

AS/NZS 4011.2:2014 Single-use medical examination gloves – Part 2: Specification for gloves made from poly(vinyl chloride)

Specifies requirements for packaged sterile, or bulked non-sterile, poly(vinyl chloride) gloves intended for use in medical examinations, and diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, to protect the patient and the user from cross-contamination. It also covers poly(vinyl chloride) gloves intended for use in handling contaminated medical materials. This standard was adopted with national modifications from ISO 11193-2:2006.

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Published in health.