Infection prevention

Double-Gloving Clinical Evidence Education Module

By : Mölnlycke Health Care, December 30 2017Posted in: Infection prevention

 Double-gloving is proven to reduce risks of sharps injuries and exposure to bloodborne infections,1 and is a smart, easy and effective way to protect O.R. staff and patients from injury and exposure.  

Numerous professional organizations such as the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) all recommend double-gloving.2

This e-learning course presents clinical evidence generated from a number of key clinical studies which support the use of double-gloving. It explains:

  • Module Slide - Double-Gloving How double-gloving can help to avoid injuries and exposure to cross contamination
  • The cost impact of needle stick injuries on a hospital
  • Why double-gloving should be standard practice for every O.R. team

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References

  1. Mischke C, Verbeek JH, Saarto A, et al. Gloves, extra gloves or special types of gloves for preventing percutaneous exposure injuries in healthcare personnel. Cochrane Database System Rev. 2014;3:CD009573.
  2. Statement on Sharps Safety. American College of Surgeons. June 2007.
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Double-Gloving Clinical Evidence Education Module

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