PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves

PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves provide healthcare workers with outstanding barrier protection from bacteria, viruses, and chemicals where risk of fluid exposure is moderate to high.

Purple Means Protection

The HALYARD* portfolio of PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are heavy-weight nitrile gloves. They provide excellent barrier protection from chemicals, foreign substances and bodily fluids. PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves offer the highest level of chemotherapy protection available in the HALYARD* line of nitrile exam gloves.

Trusted Performance

Healthcare professionals in the ER, ICU, lab, and oncology units of acute care facilities, as well as EMS staff, dental clinicians, and cancer center specialists all rely on PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves. When they see that unique purple color, clinicians know they have protection they can trust, and that gives them the confidence to provide the best care to every patient.

HALYARD PURPLE NITRILE Exam Glove

PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Glove

Tested Against 29 Chemotherapy Drugs
PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are an excellent choice for protection against chemical exposure. They have been tested against 29 chemotherapy drugs per the ASTM D6978, as well as common chemicals found in the healthcare environment.
6 Mil at Fingertips
PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are thicker than all the other HALYARD* 9.5” exam gloves, providing increased worry-free protection.
Sterile Options Available
The individually wrapped sterile singles and pairs are ideal for sterile procedures.

Are you protected? Know for sure.

Download the full list of 52 chemotherapy drugs plus 45 chemicals that our 12`` PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves protect against.

Download the full list of 29 chemotherapy drugs plus 41 chemicals that our 9.5`` PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves protect against.

PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves

12” Extended Cuff
Easily complies with guideline recommendations to wear one glove under the cuff of the gown and the other glove over the cuff.
52 Chemo Drugs Tested and Approved
Making it one of the most tested gloves on the market!
2 Sterile Gloves Per Pouch
Available as an alternative to surgical gloves when compounding chemo drugs.

THE RISK IS REAL!

For healthcare workers, there is no safe level of exposure to chemotherapy drugs

8 Million
US healthcare workers exposed to hazardous drugs annually1
17%
Of nurses experienced unintentional skin and eye exposure to chemotherapy agents2
Exposure to Chemo Increases your Risk for
Chromosomal damage, cancers, and adverse reproductive outcomes, including 2 to 3.5X greater risk of miscarriages3

PURPLE NITRILE* MAX Exam Gloves

The new standard for protection in the sterile processing department

Eliminate the need to wear double or triple gloves with the longer and thicker PURPLE NITRILE* MAX. Protection, specifically for Central Sterile Processing technicians, all the way to the mid-forearm.

  • Excellent wet/dry grip with fully textured palms and fingertips
  • Added confidence when handling instruments and decontamination chemicals with a heavier glove weight
  • Superior protection from sharps with the thickest disposable nitrile glove in the SPD4
  • Protection from water ingress and subsequent skin irritation with a longer glove at 415mm.5

PURPLE NITRILE* MAX Exam Gloves are an excellent choice for protection against chemical exposure.

They have been tested against 52 chemotherapy drugs per the ASTM D6978, Standard Practice for Assessment of Resistance of Medical Gloves to Permeation by Chemotherapy Drugs, as well as common chemicals found in the healthcare environment.

Longer Length

PURPLE NITRILE* MAX cuff extends a full 16 inches, providing the right level of protection from dangerous microorganisms, all the way to the mid-forearm.

Heavier Weight

At 20 grams, PURPLE NITRILE* MAX is more than twice the weight of PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA*, for added confidence when handling instruments and decontamination chemicals.

Thicker Fingertips

Its increased fingertip thickness provides almost double the protection of any other exam glove in the HALYARD* portfolio.

Fully Textured

PURPLE NITRILE* MAX features fully textured fingertips and palm, designed for excellent wet and dry grip.

Glove Guidelines for Chemotherapy Activities

Gloves should be worn for all activities involving chemotherapy drugs, including compounding, administration, the handling of waste from recently treated patients, and clean-up of spills.
Select disposable, chemotherapy-qualified, powder-free gloves that extend over the gown cuffs.6, 7, 8, 9

  • If double-gloving, one pair should be worn under the gown cuff and the other worn over the gown cuff.
  • If single-gloving, the gloves should be worn over the gown cuff.

  • When compounding, change gloves every 30 minutes.
  • For all other activities, change gloves after each use or every 30 minutes of wear. 4
  • For all activities, change gloves immediately when contaminated or damaged. 4, 5, 6

Related Products

PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Glove
PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are frequently the glove of choice for healthcare workers who need outstanding barrier protection from bacteria, viruses and chemicals during procedures where risk of fluid exposure is moderate to high
PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Glove
PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves provide all the same benefits as our PURPLE NITRILE* 9.5`` glove, but with an extended cuff of 12`` and additional chemotherapy drug and chemical testing.
PURPLE NITRILE* MAX Exam Glove
PURPLE NITRILE* MAX was designed specifically to meet the increased protection needs of Central Sterilization technicians

Articles & Resources

Choosing the Right Exam Glove for the Task
5 Five Things You Need to Know About Protecting Yourself from Chemotherapy Drugs
PPE When Working With Chemotherapy Drugs

Have Questions?

For more information on our PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves, contact one of our representatives.

Sources

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hazardous Drug Exposures in Health Care, www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hazdrug/default.html
2 Friese, CR, Himes-Ferris, L, Frasier, MN. Structures and processes of care in ambulatory oncology settings and nurse-reported exposure to chemotherapy. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2011.
3 Lawson CC, Rocheleau CM, Whelan EA, et al. Occupational exposures among nurses and risk of spontaneous abortion. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr;206(4):327.e1-8
4 Compared to Medline CS Pro 16” Cuff Nitrile Exam Gloves and Cardinal Nitrile Decontamination Gloves
5 Specification target data on file
6 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS): Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice 2005.
7 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP): Guidelines on Handling Hazardous Drugs. Am J.Health-Syst Pharm 2006; 63:1172-93.
8 Occupational Safety and Administration (OSHA): Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs.
9 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings, September 2004-165

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