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Surgical Undergloves


Protection you can see


Why double glove?

A recent study reported that over 80% of all surgical glove perforations go unnoticed¹.

Another study reported that the incidence of glove microperforations increased with duration of wear².

Although often undetectable to the human eye, even microperforations are large enough to allow pathogens to pass between glove wearer and the patient and cause infection.

A proven method to reduce these risks is to double glove with a dark colored underglove.

Better protection. Faster identification.

A study by the American College of Surgeons showed double gloving reduces the risk of exposure to patient blood by as much as 87% when the outer glove is punctured³.

According to a clinical study in the AORN Journal, when using a contrasting colour underglove, 84% of perforations were recognized in an average of 22 seconds, whereas 8% of perforations were identified in 47 seconds when using a single glove4.

How does the system work?

The wearer dons the specially designed darker colored underglove as the first layer in protection followed by a light colored or translucent overglove.

In the event that the outer glove is breached during surgery, blood and other fluids seep between the two glove layers, and the contrasting colour of the dark green underglove alerts the wearer to change gloves.

Changing gloves immediately following the breach Siliconised the risk of transmission of pathogens between the wearer and the patient.

A closer look

A closer look

DermAssure® Green

Specialty dark green undergloves not made with chemical accelerators or aatural rubber latex

• Powder-free non-latex synthetic polychloroprene

• Synthetic polymer coating

• Smooth grip

• Enhanced sensitivity (0.17mm)

• Dark green color

• Recommended as a single glove or as an underglove

• Available sizes: 5 ½ - 9

• 50 pair/box, 200 pair/case

Product Codes
MSG6555I – MSG6590I

Protexis™ PI Blue Neu-Thera®

Specialty dark blue underglove

  • Powder-free non-latex polyisoprene
  • Neu-Thera® emollient coating
  • Smooth grip
  • Enhanced sensitivity
  • Blue color
  • Recommended as an underglove for cardiac, trauma, ortho, and high risk procedures
  • REF#: 2D73EB55 – 2D73EB90
  • Available sizes: 5 ½ - 9
  • 50 pair/box, 200 pair/case

¹ Edlich R, Wind T, Hill L, Thacker J 2005 Resistance of double glove hole puncture indication systems to surgical needle puncture Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants 15(2) 85-90
² Partecke, Lars Ivo, Anna-Maria Goerdt, Inga Langner, Bernd Jaeger, Ojan Assadian, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Axel Kramer, and Nils-Olaf Huebner. “Incidence of microperforation for Surgical Gloves Depends on Duration of Wear.” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 30.5 (2009): 409-14. Print
³ Berguer R & Heller PJ. Preventing sharps injuries in the operating room. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2004; (199)3:462-467
4 Thomas-Copeland, Do Surgical Personnel Really Need to Double-Glove? AORN Journal, FEBRUARY 2009, VOL 89, NO 2; page 327. 5. Korniewicz D & El-Masri M. Exploring the benefits of double gloving during surgery. AORN Journal. 2012; 95(3):328-336

These products are sterile class IIa medical devices. Please refer to IFU or packaging before use.

©2014 Medline Industries, Inc. Protexis is a trademark and Neu-Thera is a registered trademark of Cardinal Health, 1430 Waukegan, Waukegan, IL 60085. Medline and Triumph are registered trademarks of Medline Industries, Inc.

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