Synthetic Surgical Gloves eliminate NRL concerns.
August 17, 2007 -
Esteem® Micro powder-free gloves are designed for use during invasive procedures that require refined touch or as outerglove when double gloving. Made from polyisoprene formulation with fit, feel, and performance of Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), gloves do not contain any protein allergens. Esteem® Blue Surgical Glove with Neu-Thera®, also available, is designed for use as underglove when double gloving. Product surface has smooth finish.
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Cardinal Health Introduces Esteem® Micro Surgical Gloves
Powder-free synthetic gloves designed for versatility
DUBLIN, Ohio, August 7, 2007 - Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of health care, introduced today its Esteem® Micro Powder-Free Synthetic Surgical Glove, designed for procedures that require a more refined touch or as an outerglove when double gloving.
The Esteem Micro glove is made from a unique and proprietary polyisoprene formulation that is nearly identical to Natural Rubber Latex (NRL). It has the fit, feel and performance of NRL, without any of the protein allergens. The new glove is a thinner version of Cardinal Health's Esteem® SMT glove, which offers a smooth finish to the glove's surface. In addition, Cardinal Health offers its Esteem® Blue Surgical Glove with Neu-Thera®, a synthetic glove designed for use as an underglove when double gloving.
In its 2007 Standards, Recommended Practices and Guidelines, AORN, the professional organization of perioperative registered nurses, advises health-care personnel to double glove for invasive procedures. AORN cites numerous studies that demonstrate the reduced risk of blood exposure associated with double gloving. The American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons also recommend double gloving.
"There is need in the market for a versatile glove such as this, especially in surgical specialties such as neurosurgery, plastic surgery and ophthalmology," said Tim Rafferty, Cardinal Health's senior market manager of surgical gloves. "We are proud of our ability to quickly meet the needs of health-care professionals with products that meet their exacting requirements. This is a tribute to the efforts of our research and development team and our commitment to bringing the highest quality products to the industry."
Cardinal Health invests in research and technological innovations to meet the needs of health-care providers and their patients. For more than 40 years, the company has been offering the most extensive, highest quality and technologically-advanced lines of medical gloves. In addition to the Esteem polyisoprene surgical gloves, the company also offers the Protegrity® brand of latex powder-free surgical gloves, made with an advanced triple-dip bonding technology. Cardinal Health also offers a complete line of latex and synthetic examination gloves to meet the needs of health-care professionals in the lab, physician's office, hospital and other healthcare settings.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is an $80 billion, global company serving the health-care industry with products and services that help hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies reduce costs, improve safety, productivity and profitability, and deliver better care to patients. With a focus on making supply chains more efficient, reducing hospital-acquired infections and breaking the cycle of harmful medication errors, Cardinal Health develops market-leading technologies, including Alaris® IV pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing systems, MedMined® data mining software and the CareFusion(TM) patient identification system. The company also manufactures medical and surgical products and is one of the largest distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies worldwide. Ranked No. 19 on the Fortune 500 and No. 1 in its sector on Fortune's ranking of Most Admired firms, Cardinal Health employs more than 40,000 people on five continents. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com.