Medical gloves can effectively isolate medical pollution and prevent cross infection between doctors and patients, which has become a necessary item for hospitals. In clinical practice, especially in the operation with infection risk, medical staff are worried about the damage or perforation of medical gloves, while the damage of medical gloves is a common problem during operation, especially in orthopedic and plastic surgery.
There are many factors that lead to the damage or perforation of medical gloves, such as instrument damage, bone tissue puncture, and the rupture caused by the decline of glove strength. Large areas of damage are easy to find, while small perforations are 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 # medical gloves have good puncture resistance, while 3 # medical gloves have poor puncture resistance, and are prone to perforation and damage when encountering sharp objects such as Kirschner wire and ligating steel wire during use.
In order to prevent this risk, many medical workers choose to wear double-layer medical gloves to resist the perforation and breakage of medical gloves. According to research statistics, after using this method, the breakage and perforation rate of inner gloves is only about 10% of the breakage rate of single-layer gloves. However, after wearing double-layer medical gloves, the flexibility and sensitivity of fingers are significantly reduced, which affects the operation to a certain extent and artificially increases the risk of operation. Therefore, the fundamental approach is still to strictly monitor the quality of medical gloves before use, ensure that the puncture force can reach a certain strength, reduce the perforation and damage of clinical gloves, and reduce the risk of clinical cross infection between doctors and patients.
While ensuring the good quality of medical gloves, medical staff should also replace medical gloves in a timely manner in combination with the actual use. After a statistical study 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 the gloves were invisible. Therefore, medical gloves should be replaced in a timely manner. Some types of operations, such as laparotomy, will corrode the medical gloves due to their exudates, grease, bile and pancreatic juice, which will lead to accelerated aging and performance degradation of gloves. Therefore, the medical gloves should be checked and replaced according to the actual situation.