Protection for All Risks
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* Exam Gloves offer the highest level of chemotherapy
protection available in Halyard Health’s line of nitrile exam gloves. These
durable gloves are available in 9.5- and 12-inch lengths, for maximum
coverage and protection. PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are especially
appropriate in dealing with unknown risks.
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* brand of 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
Tested Against 52 Chemotherapy Drugs
PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves are an excellent choice for protection
against chemical exposure. They have been tested against 52 chemotherapy
drugs per the 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.
PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves have an AQL of 1.0 for critical defects. This
means that PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are significantly less likely to have
critical defects than exam gloves that just meet the ASTM 2.5 AQL
Meets or exceeds ASTM D6319 – Standard Specification for Nitrile
Examination Glove for Medical Applications
Meets or exceeds biocompatible 10993 studies for systemic toxicity,
irritation and sensitization endpoints
Passes Viral Penetration Testing – ASTM F1671 – 07 Standard Test Method for
Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by
Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test
Not formulated with Natural Rubber Latex, primary material is acrylonitrile
butadiene, reducing the potential for glove-associated Type I allergic
reactions to natural rubber latex proteins Powder-free, minimizing the
potential for powder related complications, such as irritant contact
Gloves should be worn for all activities involving chemotherapy drugs,
including compounding, administration, handling of waste from recently
treated patients, and cleanup of spills.
Select disposable, chemotherapy qualified, powder-free gloves that extend
over the gown cuffs.1,2,3,4
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.
1Oncology Nursing Society (ONS): Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and
Recommendations for Practice 2005.
2American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP): Guidelines on
Handling Hazardous Drugs. Am J.Health-Syst Pharm 2006; 63:1172-9
3Occupational Safety and Administration (OSHA): Controlling Occupational
Exposure to Hazardous Drugs.