Standard Precautions: Removing Gloves Safely
To remove gloves without spreading germs, never touch your skin with the outside of either glove. Follow these steps:
When to wear gloves
Before putting on gloves, wash and dry your hands well. Cover scratches or scrapes with bandages.
- Wear gloves whenever contact is possible with blood, all body fluids and substances (except sweat), broken skin, or mucous membranes.
- Wear gloves when touching any item or area that may be contaminated.
- Don't touch uncontaminated items with contaminated gloves.
- Remove gloves right after use. Wash hands and put on clean gloves between patients and procedures. Don't reuse disposable gloves.
StayWell last reviewed this educational content on 3/1/2018
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