DS/CEN/TR 16953:2017

Medical gloves for single use – Guidance for selection


Status:
Current
Type:
Standard
Language:
Danish/English - English
Subject:
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Scope

This Technical Report provides information for those choosing or using sterile and non-sterile gloves for medical applications based on a risk assessment. It deals with gloves worn primarily for the protection of the patient and glove user from biological cross contamination.

NOTE – Gloves worn specifically for the protection of the glove user from e.g. chemical and biological hazards are covered by the EU-Directive on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the related standards e.g. EN 16523-1, EN 374-2, EN 374-4, EN ISO 374-1 and EN ISO 374-5.

This document describes the rationale behind the requirements of the EN 455 series and explores the possible trade-offs in glove selection between the various factors which affect glove, physical properties, biocompatibility, comfort and sensitivity. The strengths and weaknesses of various alternative glove materials and the potential biological hazards presented by their use are also explored.

Number of pages: 24

Published: 2017-11-24

Date of approval: 2017-11-20

International relationships : CEN/TR 16953:2017 IDT

ICS: 11.140 - Hospital equipment

Item number: M317589


Committees

Committee

  • CEN/TC 205
  • CEN/TC 205/WG 3

Danish committee

DS/S-447