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Glove Glove

Or Double Glove
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Medical gloves that come attached. First pair use. Undo and release first pair, discard, and second pair already in place.

Trust me, caregiver's need these. Re-gloving is not only a pain in the ass, but hard to do without cross contaminating.

I am shocked that no one has thought of this, nor produced this. At least as far as I can find.

Glove Glove = Love Love

blissmiss, Apr 18 2011

Bread Gloves http://pics.blameit...&p=bread_gloves.jpg
[rcarty, Apr 20 2011]

G.Love and the Special Sauce http://en.wikipedia...e_%26_Special_Sauce
Completely unrelated - but a great band nontheless. [zen_tom, Apr 21 2011]


       why stop at two?
po, Apr 18 2011

       Glove X's 10? Hmmm, too bulky. But two, just right.
blissmiss, Apr 18 2011

       they're very thin though - n'est pas?
po, Apr 18 2011

       No, not too thin. THEY ARE JUST THICK ENOUGH. (Caps meant for emphasis, not for screaming at lil po.)
blissmiss, Apr 18 2011

po, Apr 18 2011

       Mitten Mitten doesn't sound very medical-like, now does it? Mitten Mitten sounds like a child's rhythm about a lost kitten.
blissmiss, Apr 18 2011

       [+] [+] bun, bun!! great idea! I work at a Health Center and I see how difficult it is for the nurses to get those off!
xandram, Apr 18 2011

       [xandram], you get it! But did you just show your tits?
blissmiss, Apr 18 2011

       And lovely ones they are. I've never seen them before - Thanks for the viewing, [xandram].
normzone, Apr 18 2011

       I spend most of my day in gloves, and I like this. Putting on a fresh pair after you've just removed a pair is a nuisance, because your hands are a bit sweaty (and I use powder-free gloves).   

       But the gloves would have to be very thin and very stretchy for this to work for me. (We used to use latex gloves, but now they're banned for fear of allergies.)
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 18 2011

       /lovely ones/ My goodness didn't you folks read the label? /bun, bun!!/   

       Apropos the idea - I wonder if powder is the secret. Liberal powder between the two glove layers. One could experiment using corn starch.
bungston, Apr 18 2011

       One of the scientists I worked with in school had a very 'handy' technique for removing gloves in such a way that there was virtually no contamination in the process and they were ready for putting back on, as well. It was the only thing I learned from him, looking back..
daseva, Apr 18 2011

       //ready for putting back on// baaaaad scientist.   

       A medic showed me how to remove gloves without contaminating your hands: with your left thumb and forefinger, you grab the cuff of the right glove, on the front of your wrist (where you'd take your pulse). At the same time, you do the same with your right thumb and forefinger to the left cuff (your hands are palm to palm), then pull; the two gloves turn inside out (keeping any crud 'bagged'*, and one glove winds up inside the other.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 18 2011

MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 18 2011

       Yes yes, that's the one! I must have invented the putting back on step my elf, whoops!
daseva, Apr 18 2011

       For the idea, make the inner most layer relatively thick, and then put multiple very thin layers on top of them. This keeps the total thickness down, while still maitaining hand protection in the worst case. If the outermost layer is compromised, the user has to peal off an extra one to "re-glove" but you should be able to get 4-5 layers without compromizing flexibility.   

       You could also design it with a zip-strip opening (as in gum packages) on the back of the hand to ease removal without compromising the lower layers or integrity on the contact surfaces.
MechE, Apr 18 2011

       1. Grab right cuff at wrist with left hand, pull. 2. Lose grip on pinched up cuff, because it is slippery. 3. Rubbery cuff snaps back, spraying slippery matter onto nose of wearer. 4. Wearer reflexively wipes nose with right hand. 5. Wearer remembers about slippery stuff because now it is on nose. Wearer tries to wipe nose on shirt sleeve. 6. As glove is raised to access shirt sleeve, slippery stuff runs down glove, arm, and into shirt sleeve. 7. Wearer sneezes and reflexively covers mouth with right hand.   

       My goodness. There is enough here for a 5 minute sketch!
bungston, Apr 18 2011

       I just found the right category, I think. Thanks for the input. I want glove love.
blissmiss, Apr 18 2011

       More balloons for certain staff parties.
I just don't see a downside.

       This is that old chestnut of making love to three women with only two condoms. Or was that five women and one condom? Or was that, ahh farkit, where is the old lady with the thorn in her paw....?
4whom, Apr 18 2011

       they could be stuck together and act as one glove by having them vacuum sealed together. Then, when you want to take off the outer glove, you pull a tab that lets air in between, and then the outer glove will slip off more easily.   

       They already use cheap, mass produced valves like that for coffee bags, so I'm sure it could be cost effective
EdwinBakery, Apr 20 2011

       Edwin, that is exactly what I had in mind. Plus the noise would be cool when you separated them. I think.
blissmiss, Apr 20 2011

       I see concept expandability to other parts of the body commonly protected by latex.
RayfordSteele, Apr 20 2011

       HA! That link is unreal.
blissmiss, Apr 20 2011

       + no blue mean ones, though!   

       (Great to read you, missbliss!)
Zimmy, Apr 21 2011

       ...wait a minute- how did my boobs get into this conversation! (they won't fit in a glove!)
xandram, Apr 21 2011

       Multi-layer bra, bought for young girls by their parents, to make any access even more difficult for their boyfriends?
Worldgineer, Apr 21 2011

       When I was working fiberglass, we used to put latex gloves on, one atop the other, until we could barely bend our fingers, then peel them off as we worked. A good and easy way to do that would be great. [+]
baconbrain, Apr 21 2011

       [xanie] does this mean you've tried and failed? (Thanks zimmer).
blissmiss, Apr 21 2011

       Layered... for her pleasure.   

       You should have tried one glove for each.
pocmloc, Apr 21 2011

       Ha, good thing she doesn't come here too often. Ouch.
blissmiss, Apr 21 2011

       Perzactly what this world needs. [+]
DeniqueCoelum, Apr 23 2011

       Two Pairs of Gloves? I have enough problems with one pair. You know, stratum corneum is sufficient, when continuous. Just dig in to yer work, then wash your hands later. (Definitely before you gnaw on your finger nails)
MikeD, Apr 23 2011

       This could have been titled very appropriately "two pairs of gloves".
daseva, Apr 23 2011

       A pair of pair of gloves.   

       (marketing idea (in general, for gloves): sell in a package shaped as a pear. sell as: "a pear of gloves". ok, I admit I have no idea who would buy this (this parenthetical comment {mfd: pun}))
Worldgineer, Apr 25 2011

       I keep hearing "ove glove" in the back of my head from the infomercial But these would be strictly for medical use, when a fresh pair-pear of gloves can be really handy if you are changing a dressing, or a doo- doo ooh-ooh.   

       You know, the messier jobs of the profession.
blissmiss, Apr 25 2011

       As someone who used to have to double-glove, I applaud this idea. The first pair always went on well, but to get a second pair over the first was a total pain. [+]
Klaatu, Apr 26 2011

       Where double-gloving is a safety requirement (for instance, when handling highly infectious samples), would a glove- glove be allowed?   

       One reason for double-gloving is in case there are faults (pinholes) in one glove. If they were made as a double- glove, would there be a risk of the same defect arising in the same place in both gloves?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 26 2011

       Hell no, hell no. I said, hell no.
blissmiss, Apr 26 2011

       I heard you the first time. I was wondering, though, if such gloves would be accepted by regulators who require double gloving.   

       I was also wondering what the name is of that Mexican god/character called Popo-something, but that's not relevant here.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 26 2011

       Making sure I am getting my point across, that's all. Hell yes. Just making sure.
blissmiss, Apr 26 2011

       Reading this, I had an idea. Researching that, I found mention of a need for multi-layer gloves.   

       I also found my idea was patented: A glove-donning machine that starts with the wrist of the glove stretched over an opening, and sucks air out of the box to make donning the expanded glove fast and easy. Such a box would make triple-gloving easy.   

       Except that the patented machine has no provision at all for loading another glove into the opening, or even any way to stretch the first glove over the opening, except by hand.
baconbrain, Apr 26 2011

       I've known double-gloving to be used in the operating room in order to be able to strip off the outer pair quickly, should they accidentally touch something that wasn't sterile. But surgeons have help getting the gloves on and off.
mouseposture, Apr 27 2011


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