Powder Free Surgical Gloves - The Time Is Now! Encore Sensi-touch PF (Surgical Gloves)
At the end of December 2016, the FDA published the final rule to ban powdered surgical gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder used for lubricating surgical gloves. The FDA ruled these products present unreasonable and substantial risk to health care providers, patients and other individuals. Ansell, A Global Leader In Protection Solutions, is committed to helping its valued customers manage the process of converting to appropriate alternatives and providing safe and high performing products to healthcare professionals.
ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® is a powder-free sterile surgical gloves. ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® is manufactured with enhanced polymer coating allows easy dry and damp-hand donning. Its anti-slip smooth finish provides maximum tackle sensitivity for healthcare providers. This powder-free latex glove provides premium protection for usage in all types of surgical settings. They are packaged in boxes of 50 pairs (200 pairs per case) in the new Ansell SMART Pack for minimal waste and easy access. Learn more at www.ansell.com/powderfree.
- Powder Free Glove Transition
- Infection Prevention/Infection Protection
- Improved Healthcare Provider
- FDA Ban On Powdered Medical Gloves Now Implemented - Initiated January 18, 2017
- Powder Free Glove Solutions Now Available
- Ansell Is A Global Leader In Protection Solutions - More products to provide specialized hand protection solutions
- Encore Sensi-Touch Powder Free Surgical Gloves Now Available - Seamless transition from the previous powder version
- Visit Ansell Booth to get your free sample to try out the new glove and make sure your sizing is correct.
Q: Why are powdered gloves no longer available?
A: As of December 19, 2016, the FDA published the final rule to ban powdered surgical gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder used for lubricating surgical gloves. The FDA ruled these products present unreasonable and substantial risk to health care providers, patients and other individuals.
Q: When will the ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® PF product be available?
A: ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® PF is current available for purchase at all the leading veterinary distributors. Ansell has been working them since the FDA ban was initiated and your current distributor should have sufficient inventory for your veterinary practice needs.
Q: What are some new product features included in the ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® PF product?
A: In addition to being FDA compliant with no powder, the the ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® PF product now also includes a new beaded cuff that makes donning the glove easier with more material to grasp when pulling over your typical surgical gown.
The ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® PF product is now also package in the new SMART Pack packaging which:
- Reduces overall waste in packaging materials making it environment friendly
- Reduces shelf spaces to permit larger order quantities saving cost and reducing carbon footprint associated with delivery
- Increase overall workflow efficiency with improves dispensing of a single pair of gloves at a time while allowing for the easy return of unused glove pack into the storage for a clean workspace.
Q: Is there a cost difference between powder and PF gloves?
A: ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® PF gloves have been priced to ensure your transition is a simple one. Please contact your distributor or your local Ansell Representative for further details as pricing can vary by account based on usage quantities.
Q: Will there be a change in the specifications of the new PF gloves?
A: The new powder-free gloves are designed to give you the same clinical experience as your current powdered product. Please note that differences in post processing between powdered and powder-free gloves may result in slight differences in specifications and/or sizing. We recommend that you request a sample to find the fit and feel that is right for you.
Q: Are the product ordering number/codes changing?
A: The product codes for ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® PF will be updated. To help ease this transition, we have simply added “PF” to the end of your current Sensi-Touch product codes.
Q: In addition to the ENCORE® Sensi-Touch® PF product, what other alternatives to powdered gloves are available?
A: Ansell offers a broad range of ENCORE powder-free latex surgical gloves designed to suit a variety of needs. This includes gloves specifically designed for areas such as microscopic surgery and orthopedic surgery to name a few. In addition, our GAMMEX line of synthetic surgical gloves offers a solution for healthcare professional that may have skin allergies or sensitivities to latex gloves.
Q: Where can I get more information about powder-free glove solutions?
A: You can always get additional information about the wide range or powder-free surgical and examination gloves by visiting www.ansell.com/powderfree to learn more about all of our innovative gloving options. You can also contact your Ansell Medical Representative or Ansell Medical Customer Service at 1.800.952.9916.
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