Safer gloves for medical personnel
Medical gloves are examples of personal protective equipment used to guard the wearer from the spread of infection or illness. Even though advanced medical equipment is in use, fatal needle-stick accidents are not rare. The infection of medical personnel has significant impacts on their health and causes huge economic losses for hospitals. Surgeons and nurses wear two gloves on top of each other for major protection. The replacement of double gloving in the surgical sector follows the EU directive on the prevention of workers’ injuries due to medical sharps. The EU-funded SafeGlov project proposes an innovative double gloving based on microparticles and multilayers entirely produced by natural raw materials. The product offers high protection and enhanced capabilities to medical personnel.
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