Medical Consumables are devices or tools that are in a surgical or hospital environment.

Medical consumables include:

  • Syringes

  • Needles

  • Sealants for wound dressing

  • Catheters

  • Adhesives

  • Staples

  • Sutures/Stitches

  • Medical Tubes

Syringes and needles are sterilized medical tools that are used to inject or withdraw fluids from the body. A syringe is a plastic or glass cylinder with a plunger on one end and an opening on the other that attaches to the needle. A needle has three parts: The hub – that fits at the top of the syringe; The shaft – the lengthiness of the needle; and the bevel – the tip of the needle that is used to poke into the skin, whereby fluid is passed from the syringe into the body or vice versa.

The plunger from the syringe can be pulled or pushed to take in or push out the necessary fluids. Once the needle is removed from the skin, a sealant or wound dressing is applied to the surface of the skin to stop the blood flow out of the body and enhance healing. A sealant or wound dressing is a sterilized pad that is designed to be in direct contact with the wound and its bodily fluids, without causing infections and/or transmission of fluids.

Medical tubes are an instrument that is used to transfer bodily fluids out of the body. A catheter is a soft, hollow tube that helps pass urine out of the body when a person, who for many reasons, is not able to empty their bladder in the usual way, i.e. Passing urine into a toilet.

Sutures (Stitches) and surgical staples are used to repair wounds or close incisions resulting from surgery. Sutures are sterilised surgical threads that are sewn, layer by layer, to bring the cut skin together. Surgical staples may be a better option in some cases as they do not dissolve as your incision or wound heals. This would mean that they require special care and are to be removed by your doctor once the incision has healed.

Medical practices or environments often use adhesives for surgical procedures. Medical adhesives include a wide range of manufactured materials which are composed of both synthetic and biological formulations. A variety of adhesives are incorporated into medical instruments and are either disposable or can be used multiple times. Medical adhesives that have a strong bond can withstand high heat instances and are compatible with electronic devices.


Medical gloves form part of the personal protective equipment that are used during medical procedures and examinations to ensure that the spreading of germs and infections do not occur between medical practitioners and patients. Medical gloves should not be re-used in health-care settings; therefore, they are disposable. Nitrile powder-free gloves have a longer shelf life and are three times more resilient to rips and tears than latex gloves.

Amadex Latex Natural Rubber Gloves-  Latex gloves are the most elastic, durable, and fitting type of glove material.

Amadex Nitrile Power Free Exmanination Gloves – Nitrile – made from a synthetic material called nitrile butadiene rubber – making them an alternative for people with latex allergies and are resistant to many chemicals, they are puncture-resistant.

Left: Amadex Latex Natural Rubber Gloves, Right: Amadex Nitrile Power Free Examination Gloves