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Gemelli Rome Hospital Chooses Nitra-Touch Gloves from Ansell

The facility is one of Italy’s major multi-disciplinary oncology centres, with over 3,000 healthcare professionals. On a yearly bases 40,000 people are treated in the Oncology and Haematology Centre, receiving more than 35,000 chemotherapy treatments.

Stefano Pepe, Nurse, Haematology Day Hospital: “The haematology department is essentially subject to two types of risk: firstly biological risk, and secondly chemical risk. Regarding biological risk, this involves the part dedicated to, shall we say, patient excreta, while chemical risk relates to the issue of handling antiblastic drugs. The Oncology and Haematology Centre is the biggest multidisciplinary oncology centre in the Lazio region in terms of the number of cases handled, and one of the foremost in the country. “ Patricia Porta, Nursing Coordinator, Medical Oncology Day Hospital: “The Ansell Nitra-Touch gloves certainly have a good fit – you only need to pay a little attention when putting them on to warm them for a few seconds in your hands, and then they fit perfectly like a second skin.” The facility is one of Italy’s major multi-disciplinary oncology centres, with over 3,000 healthcare professionals. On a yearly bases 40,000 people are treated in the Oncology and Haematology Centre, receiving more than 35,000 chemotherapy treatments.

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For the Gemelli Hospital the safety of its healthcare workers comes first. The hospital adheres to stringent procedures for the selection of its protective equipment. By choosing NitraTouch™ it has opted for the gloves with the highest resistance grades for handling cytotoxic preparations.

Lucia Pavan, Hospital Pharmacist: “Concerning cytotoxics, we wanted maximum protection for our staff, by selecting gloves with excellent resistance and impermeability.

Lucia

The healthcare management department has provided staff with all necessary guidance for the correct use of the gloves in the various situations where their use is required. When we chose Nitra-Touch gloves, we didn’t have any substances that caused us any special concern, however the hospital wanted to provide the maximum protection for its staff by selecting gloves with high resistance and impermeability.”

“In addition, the permeability to different cytostatics was tested under dynamic conditions in the ACPP (Ansell Cytostatic Permeation Program). Because the gloves are tested in dynamic physical conditions it simulates reality and is undoubtedly very reliable.” Test results for EN374 chemical permeation breakthrough times are also useful.

Prior to making their final decision on their choice of gloves, Gemelli Hospital tested various alternatives. Next to the superior protection the high comfort level of Nitra-Touch was a decisive factor.

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Patricia Porta, Nursing Coordinator, Medical Oncology Day Hospital: “The Ansell Nitra-Touch gloves certainly have a good fit – you only need to pay a little attention when putting them on to warm them for a few seconds in your hands, and then they fit perfectly like a second skin.”

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