Molnlycke Health Care Debuts Biogel PI Micro Glove

Expanding the Mölnlycke Health Care surgical glove range, the Biogel® PI Micro surgical glove offers new levels of comfort, flexibility and protection. At 20 percent thinner than the Biogel® PI UltraTouch, the Biogel® PI Micro surgical glove offers enhanced tactile sensitivity and comfort while delivering the same protection of the full Biogel® range.

Biogel® PI Micro can also be incorporated into a safe gloving program that addresses the risks of latex sensitivity, as a fully synthetic option for the latex allergic or the treatment of patients with latex sensitivities. The new thinness of Biogel® PI Micro helps to provide the tactile sensitivity clinicians need. Biogel® PI Micro can also be used in combination with Biogel® PI Indicator Underglove for a double-gloving system. Up to 46 percent of surgeons cited a possible loss of manual dexterity as their reason for not double gloving.(1) With Biogel® PI Micro as part of the Biogel® Puncture Indication System™, the double-gloving solution is thinner than ever.

"Double-gloving protection is critical, both in surgical guidelines for staff and for patient protection," says Judith Seltzer, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR, surgical clinical director with Mölnlycke Health Care. "These recommendations are part of the fight to protect patients and clinicians, especially in light of recent health crises, such as the ongoing fight against the spread of Ebola."

Biogel® PI Micro gives clinicians full protection without sacrificing comfort or sensitivity. The Biogel® PI Micro is now available through distributors nationwide.

Reference: 1. St Germaine RL, Hanson J, de Gara CJ. Double gloving and practice attitudes among surgeons. AM J Surg 2003; 185:141-145.

Source: Mölnlycke Health Care