As part of its ongoing commitment to eliminate the harmful affects of allergies in the workplace, Ansell unveiled two new synthetic surgical gloves at AORN Congress held in March Derma Prene® IsoTouch® White and Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro White. Manufactured from 100 percent synthetic polyisoprene, both gloves prevent Type I allergic reactions and are designed to reduce skin irritation and improve skin condition.
With 1 in 3 nurses suffering from hand dermatitis, Ansell has made fighting allergies its priority. "Ansells mandate is to eradicate dangerous allergies in the workplace and to provide nurses with the best solution for their individual needs," says Patty Taylor, vice president of marketing at Ansell. "Allergic reactions can be debilitating causing occupational, physical, and even emotional issues. AORN Congress was an ideal platform to introduce Derma Prene® IsoTouch® White and Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro White gloves because it gave us the opportunity to speak to so many of our customers who struggle with the affects of allergic reactions."
In addition to preventing Type I allergic reactions, both gloves are alcohol resistant, offer damp-hand and double donnability and feature a special surface treatment to provide a greater-degree of grip. Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro White gloves are also ideal for delicate procedures in ophthalmic, micro and cardiovascular surgeries.
According to Taylor, the gloves also feature SureFit Technology which prevents cuff roll-down to deliver superior protection during operating room procedures. "Were excited about the launch of Derma Prene® IsoTouch® White and Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro White gloves, because healthcare practitioners now have another safe solution to meet their needs in the operating room without the worry of serious allergic side affects potentially caused by Type I allergies."