Medical gloves can effectively isolate medical contamination and prevent cross infection between doctors and patients, which has become a necessary item in the hospital. In clinical practice, especially in the operation with infection risk, the medical staff are worried about the damage or perforation of medical gloves, which is a common problem in surgery, especially in orthopedics and plastic surgery.
There are many factors leading to the damage or perforation of medical gloves, such as instrument damage, bone tissue stab injury, glove strength decline caused by rupture, etc., large area of damage is easy to be found, but only a small perforation is often difficult to find, and the risk of cross infection is invisible. Therefore, it is necessary to test the puncture resistance of medical gloves in advance. 2 ᦇ medical gloves have better puncture resistance, while 3 ා medical gloves have poor puncture resistance. When they encounter sharp objects such as Kirschner wire and ligation wire, they are prone to perforation and damage.
In order to prevent this risk, many medical staff choose to wear double-layer medical gloves to resist the perforation and rupture of medical gloves. After using this method, the damage and perforation rate of inner gloves is only about 10% of that of single-layer gloves. However, after wearing double-layer medical gloves, the dexterity of fingers and the sensitivity of feeling decreased obviously, which affected the sex of operation to a certain extent, and increased the risk of operation artificially. Therefore, the fundamental method is still to strictly monitor the quality of medical gloves before use, to ensure that the puncture force can reach a certain strength, reduce the perforation and damage of clinical traditional Chinese medicine gloves, and reduce the risk of cross infection between doctors and patients.
While ensuring the good quality of medical gloves, medical staff should also timely replace medical gloves in combination with the actual use. After statistical research on the damage of medical gloves used by medical staff, it was found that the damage rate of medical gloves increased significantly after 4 hours of continuous use of gloves, and it was hidden. Therefore, medical gloves should be replaced in time. Some types of operation such as open surgery, its exudate, grease, bile, pancreatic juice, etc. will corrode the medical gloves, resulting in accelerated aging and performance degradation of gloves. Therefore, medical gloves should be inspected and replaced according to the actual situation.