(Closed) Rings with latex or nitrile gloves

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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bluesun100 :  Our hospital has a policy- no raised stone rings at work- too high risk for infection control. Plain wedding bands are permitted.

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I wear nitriles all the time and just twist my ring round onto my palm. I have a pear so sometimes the pointy end tears through when I forget to twist it but has never torn with it twisted around.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

If I’m actually scrubbing in for a procedure, I take my ring off and put it on my necklace chain and wear it around my neck until I’m done. If I’m just putting on gloves to do an exam or something else relatively quick, then I just put the glove over my ring.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I work in basic research, so aseptic technique is not something we use very often, and I’m usually just putting on gloves for routine lab stuff. I just pull my glove right over my rings, and it hasn’t been an issue for me. My rings are pretty big, but I didn’t have much trouble getting used to it, as long as my gloves fit correctly. When I do surgeries and have to scrub in, I of course take it off along with my watch and anything else on my hands.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

If I’m examining someone I just put the nitrile gloves on. They’ve never torn from my ring. If I’m doing a procedure and am wearing sterile gloves, I put my rings on the necklace around my neck temporarily. We have no hospital policy on rings and I’ve not found any good peer-reviewed medical literature that supports banning them. If I had, I would forego my rings at work regardless of hospital policy.

Post # 7
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Newbee

I actually don’t wear any jewelry to work. I am paranoid with all the aerosol and germs around that I try to be as minimal as possible. When I get home from work I immediately shower and even keep my scrubs in a separate laundry basket etc. Haha. I see a range of coworkers who wear simple bands to full on engagement rings with gloves  so I guess it just depends on you. If there isn’t a policy in place then I’d say go with what you feel comfortable doing. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Before the engagement my (then boyfriend) fiancé and I discussed this at great length. I’m graduating to be an Occupational Therapist in May, and often times I will be required to wear gloves/extensively put my hands on people. Most of my clinical rotations required that no ring be worn.

My amazing SO had thought about this, and said that he had thought about getting me an engagement band for that reason, but decided that he wanted me to have a real ring. So, he found a store on etsy that makes necklaces for this reason. He bought me a sterling silver necklace that says “OT” for my profession. I guess they had over 50 different designs for all kinds of professions and some that were just cute like hearts. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. It’s very sturdy but at the same time very easy to take my ring on and off (but requires manual manipulation so the ring won’t just come off on its own).

Here’s a picture of the necklace:

Heres a photo of the ring on the necklace (please excuse the messy hair!):

And here is my ring:

I love love love this necklace and would recommend for anyone who isn’t able to wear a ring to work/all day! I only wish the necklace came in rose gold to match, but I really can’t be picky! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I work in the lab and had to go up a glove size. I was wearing extra small and it was almost as if I wasn’t wearing gloves at all because of the snug fit. It took some getting used to because I lost some of my fine touch with the larger gloves, but not enough to interfere with my work. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I probably go through 60+ pairs of gloves a shift. I try to leave my ring at home. If I forget, it maybe rips 2/60 in a day? It’s a solitaire. I also worry about the constant use of sanitizer on the gold.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Ive worn both latex and nitrile gloves with my engagement ring on and havent had any issues. I’ll take my ring off if im dealing with anything I really dont want to come in contact with, like paraformaldehyde

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I am a nurse and only wear my plain band to work. I dont want…junk… around the diamond and prongs or the gloves to tear or worse– pulling the ring off with the gloves because with what goes in our trash, I really dont want to dig for my ring. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

In our hospital we aren’t allowed to wear anything that isn’t a single plain band on our hands, no necklaces or anything. 

Infection control would eat us alive 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Our hospital only allows plain bands 

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