ANTIMICROBIAL GLOVES : AN ACTIVE APPROACH IN PREVENTING HAIs
Contrary to conventional medical gloves that serve only as a passive barrier between microbes and your hands, AMG antimicrobial gloves can play an active role in reducing the spread of infections by using its killing mechanism. The AMG glove is designed to kill microorganisms on the external side of the glove quickly upon contact.
The active ingredient on the glove is a photosensitizer which generates singlet oxygen when exposed to light. This singlet oxygen oxidizes the bacteria’s protein and lipid, thus leading to the death of microbes. Ultimately, AMG antimicrobial glove helps reduce the risk of transmission from an infection source to a susceptible patient.