May 16, 2016

Can converting to synthetic surgical gloves lower hospital operating room costs?

By: OR Manager

Type 1 natural rubber latex allergic reactions are avoidable in the OR. Typically, surgical gloves are the last products remaining in the OR that contain natural rubber latex (NRL). Higher-cost, clinically acceptable synthetic latex surgical gloves are readily available. However, OR leaders can encounter significant resistance from hospital administrators when suggesting a change in clinical practice that increases supply costs.

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