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.

HALYARD PURPLE 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

Approved for use with Chemotherapy Drugs
PURPLE NITRILE*-XTRA material has been approved for use with a large amount of chemotherapy drugs and gluteraldehyde to determine permeation and breakthrough times.
Textured fingertips
PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are thicker and have textured fingertips that enhance wet and dry grip.
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 that our PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves protect against.

PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves

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.

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 SPD
  • Protection from water ingress and subsequent skin irritation with a longer glove at 415mm.

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

They have been tested against 52 chemotherapy drugs per the European norm EN374-1 and the US standard 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 415mm, 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 1

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.

  • 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.
  • For all activities, change gloves immediately when contaminated or damaged.

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* glove, but with an extended cuff 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 Sterilisation technicians

Articles & Resources

Choosing the Right Exam Glove for the Task

Have Questions?

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

Sources

1 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS): Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice 2005.

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