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Clinical / Medical

Learn why, when and how to use medical gloves to help protect healthcare workers and patients and the importance of an overall hand hygiene program, provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Because infection prevention is everybody’s business, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has set up resources for you and your healthcare organization to learn from.

Poster showing the proper sequence for donning and removal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (English/Spanish).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that US employers protect their employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury. This guide provides an overview of the regulations for the selection and use of PPE.

The CDC reminds healthcare workers that PPE is available to protect the user from exposure to infectious agents in the workplace. Know what type of PPE is necessary for the duties you perform and use it correctly.

The World Health Organization’s published guidelines for the protection of healthcare workers against blood borne infections.

Interim practical manual supporting implementation of the WHO Guidelines on Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes.

A comprehensive range of evidence-based recommendations for interventions to be applied during the pre-, intra- and postoperative periods for the prevention of SSI.

The World Health Organization reports that surgical complications occur in 3–22% of inpatient surgical procedures. The guidelines, published in 2009, outline policies and procedures for a safe surgery program.

Guidelines published jointly by Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Occupational Safety & Health for the safe handling of chemotherapeutic and other hazardous drugs.

Exposure to hazardous drugs can result in adverse health effects in healthcare workers. See the latest list of hazardous drugs from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance and recommended biosafety practices for Human and Animal Diagnostic testing laboratories.

Recommendations on Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Products for First Responders Against Exposure Hazards to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues.

Given the concern over latex allergy and the need to test hand hygiene products for antimicrobial efficacy, use of nitrile gloves offers significant advantage over latex gloves.

Industrial

Choose the right glove for the type of chemical exposure.

Guidelines published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the use and choice of gloves for exposure to chemicals used in auto painting.

Joint study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several state health departments showing factors related to hand washing and glove use.

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Regulatory

This manual provides the US Food and Drug Administration’s recommendations and current thinking on the requirements and recommendations for Premarket Notification (510(k)) submissions for medical gloves.

The European Commission Directives are the harmonized standards and requirements for the manufacture and sale of medical devices within the European Union.

What you need to know about the new EU Regulations for medical devices (MDR) and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR).

This Health Canada publication details the regulatory approval process for the sale and manufacture of medical devices within Canada.

Learn more about the new FDA regulations on labeling governing all medical devices and timelines for implementation.