“Ergonomics, Safety, and Performance: New Guidance in Surgical Glove Practice”
Andreas Enz, MD
Sonny Chatterjee, MD
Nathan Coombs, MD
Kurt Wharton, MD
During this panel discussion, we will review the results of a 4-Arm, Parallel, Systematic Review of the Literature and Delphi Consensus on the following areas affecting surgical gloving practices:
What are current evidence-based best practices for ensuring proper glove fit for a clinician? What recommendations does evidence and expert practice are suggested? How does proper glove fit affect performance, safety, and hand health?
DOUBLE GLOVING INDICATOR SYSTEMS
Does the literature describe how do double gloving indicator systems improve safety? What are suggestions for optimizing double gloving effectiveness depending on the surgical situation/step/risk profile?
GLOVE DAMAGE AND CHANGE FREQUENCY
What recommendations do published data support regarding top glove changes due to damage over time, instrumentation, and other critical factors?