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double glove

The wearing of two pairs of gloves during invasive procedures to decrease the likelihood of direct contact between the surgeon and the patient. Similarly: “triple glove.”
See also: glove
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One-fourth (24 percent) of operating room nurses responding to the survey indicated that they currently double glove during 100 percent of their cases.
Several studies confirm the relationship between double gloves and the reduction in pathogens.
Laboratory PPE Gloves, Impermeable gown, water-resistant double gloves, eye gowns, full face protec- tion, N-95 shield or goggles, mask, shoe covers.
But Lyn Gilbert, director of Westmead's Centre for Infectious diseases and recently appointed chair of Australia's National Public Health Partnership, says so far authorities here feel that a fluid resistant gown, fluid repellant mask, goggles or a face shield, shoe covers and gloves, or possibly double gloves if there is a lot of fluid, are the basic requirements.
Provide additional protective gear, such as double gloves and disposable shoe and leg coverings, in environments where copious amounts of blood, vomit, feces or other bodily fluids are present.
9-13) Despite improved glove materials and the implementation of preventative measures, such as wearing double gloves, the rate of glove perforation in total joint surgery has been reported to be as high as 14.
A recent case study concerned the thorny ethical issue of whether a surgeon with HIV/AIDS on ART had to disclose her HIV status to her patient after discovering blood on the inside of the first of her double gloves after surgery.
Also of interest is our finding that no perforations included both the inner and outer gloves in surgeons who wore double gloves.
Two of the victims of the latest outbreak are kitchen staff at the home, which now has all workers using double gloves, blue shoe covers and face masks.