Furthermore, the results of such investigations may help to rationalise the need for double gloving
, perforation indicator systems in certain cases.
Parkinson and Tanner recommend double gloving
to minimize the risk of perforation and possible cross infection .
These people should wear at least "gloves, gown (fluid resistant or impermeable), eye protection (goggles or face shield) and face mask." Other requirements include "double gloving
, disposable shoe covers and leg coverings."
There is evidence that wearing two pairs of latex gloves (double gloving
) improves protection, but there is still a high rate of perforation of the inner glove [12, 13, 16, 17].
(5) There was no mention of the effect of double gloving
or of the total number of gloves tested in each group.
“A RONCO glove that has been tested for this type of impermeability should be an obvious choice for workers and reduce the practice of 'double gloving
' in hospital, clinic or private practice settings.”
Twenty nine percent of gloves are contaminated after draping the patient (Lidwell et al 1982) so double gloving
and glove changes after draping should be common practice.
: protecting surgeons from blood contamination in the operating room.
Even if double gloving
is incorporated into protocols for PPE use, it is not a substitute for proper hand hygiene.
, that is, wearing two sets of surgical gloves, has become more common in recent years.
Others said they wore gloves only for methotrexate injections, with one respondent double gloving
for this medication.