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First Aid Glove recommendations from Medical Professionals

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by knuckle Head, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I am getting ready to buy more gloves for first aid and getting conflicting opinion on amazon and stuff.

    I was hoping medical professional who use them every day like EMT's, Nurses and Doctors on here could give me their opinions on durability, fit and protection to the best of their knowledge.

    I know opinions vary so please, but I know those of you who use them daily know hwat works best for you,

    FYI I am a male and require x-large gloves I just have good size hands thats all.

    Thanks
     
  2. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    Nitrile Exam Gloves, Powder Free... You will be "Good-To-Go"...
     
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  3. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    Stay away from latex and go with the nitrile. There are many good brands but you will have to go to a safety or medical supply store and try some samples. Size variances between brands range wildly.
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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  5. HBIII

    HBIII Wilsonville Active Member

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    Hope you don't mind a quick thread hi-jack knuckle Head, but on a similar thought. What suggestions would medical professionals have on medical facemasks to have on hand?
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    What are you trying to protect against? N95 is the most common you will see for carried on rigs for general protection.
     
  7. receo

    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    I use www.dashmedical.com for gloves. Prices are very competitive and they will send you tons of samples to see what works best for you.
     
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    Roxy2711 Vancouver, WA Member

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  9. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    Not at all,

    Thanks everyone I appreciate the replies, I got my doctor to sign a letter of medical need and now I can use pre-tax dollars for bot gloves and mask,
     
  10. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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  11. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Good

    Crap. Powder only works in the best of conditions which is not what you ever have in an emergency. A little wind and that stuff gets in your eyes you will have a real problem. IF you must have something like this get the impregnated bandages hemostatic bandage - Google Search Keep in mind all this has a shelf life. IMHO for every day life IF you are that worried about major bleeding get a tourniquet - Google Search because you are going to need it to use WITH the hemostatic bandage anyhow. Our fire teams carry the SWAT brand because they are cheep, simple, light, and they work.

    The main EMS system I have worked in for 10 years now has 6 units and we run over 1000 calls/month so we stay a little busy. We have weekly shootings, stabbings and other major trauma. Never have I wished I had a hemostatic agent nor am I aware of anyone else that has. We did just put tourniquets on our rigs because MABYE once a year one could be used........

    Why? We use to have them, never or hardly ever used them.

    All fine choices.
     
  12. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    On th eamonia tabs, I have a niece who is diabetic and have had to use them while pouring honey down her throat to get her to snap out of it, and used them before to get someone to come around who was trying to go into shock maybe not the right useage, but it worked

    On the celox, I want something I can toss in my backpack when i am in the middle of nowhere without even a cell phone coverage because of the mountains, question would storing in a mylar bag with oxygen absorbers extend the shelf life, what is a good alternative??
     
  13. OR4X4

    OR4X4 Hour south of portland Member

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    If you don't mean sterile sealed pairs, an awesome bulk box brand is cybergel.
     
  14. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I have few boxes of non sterile i use for household or other things around the house, I want sterile for first aid, and emergency preparedness, but I appreciate the thought
     
  15. osterr1999

    osterr1999 Silverton, OR Active Member

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    For masks get N95 masks. For gloves, nitrile is the way to go. I think the purple are a little thicker, but the blue should be fine too. If you really want to get some good gloves you can get a couple packages of the sterile surgical gloves. They are high quality. If you wear extra large gloves you would probably fit into a 7 1/2 or 8 surgical glove.