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Forensic pathology A popular term for a broad sheet of epidermis, especially of the hands and feet, which may include the fingernails that slough from bodies immersed in water for prolonged periods, a phenomenon that occurs more rapidly in warm water
Infectious control A disposable sheath composed of latex or plastic used to cover an examiner’s hands during many phases of patient management to minimise the risk of transmitting pathogens either from the patient to the health care provider, or, for patients in reverse isolation, from the provider to the patient


Infectious control A disposible sheath composed of latex or plastic used to cover an examiner's hands during many phases of Pt management to minimize the risk of transmitting pathogens either from the Pt to the health care provider or, for Pts in reverse isolation, from the provider to the Pt. See Hand washing, Personal protection garment.


A protective covering for the hand. In medical care the glove is made of a flexible impervious material that permits full movement of the hand and fingers. Gloves are used to protect both the operative site from contamination with organisms from the health care worker and the health care worker from contamination with pathogens from the patient.


It is not advisable to wash gloves and wear them again while treating another patient.

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.”

edema control glove

An elastic pressure-gradient glove designed to facilitate tissue healing following hand injury.

surgical glove

A sterile glove worn to prevent contamination of the patient during invasive procedures and to protect the hand from exposure to potentially infectious materials.

thermally insulated glove

A glove that provides protection against frostnip and frostbite.
See: Sterile Gloves, Open Method


a covering garment for the hand with a separate sheath for each finger.

lead glove
for protection of the animal holder during radiography. Fabric gloves lined with thin lead/rubber sheet with a minimum lead equivalent of 0.25  mm.
glove powders
are used to assist in the wearing of surgical gloves but materials used may cause foreign body reactions in tissues. For this reason talcum powder has largely been replaced by less irritating corn starch and rice starch.
surgical glove
latex rubber, sterilized or capable of sterilization, thin enough not to interfere with touch sensation or digital dexterity, disposable or reusable.
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The Mitten Tree Drive, which this year began on November 27 and was scheduled to end on January 5, is an annual event to gather donations that help keep Milwaukee children warm during the cold winter season.
interesting in London people speak other, the I was so cold did look like it (although it I cannot believe that I have to wear mittens and still carry my hot water bottle around.
Such is the impact of a sad koala face that the appeal went viral and mittens flew in from as far away as Russia, Kazakhstan, China, the UK and the USA.
At the existing hemline and side seam, clearly draw a mitten shape around your hand with your marker or fabric pen.
She explained that, over time, Mittens became biologically convinced she was the kittens mother: "It was like three days and I was checking my Mittens over and her breast were really large, and I took her to the vet and she had milk.
This time, Mittens didn't use enhanced interrogation techniques on one of our four-legged canine friends.
Later on, when Jetson was preparing for launch, he spotted a black and gray tail that reminded him of Mittens.
The cat called Mittens had to have surgery to remove the pellet.
It includes the author's original designs plus new versions of several mittens in a collection packing in patterns for 35 pairs of mittens plus four traditional hats.
The Mitten Tree" is a beautiful book about a woman named Sarah who notices a little boy in need of mittens waiting for the bus.
We begged for more mittens - for new mittens - but we didn't get our way.
Fully illustrated with full color photography and easy-to-follow knitting pattern diagrams, Magnificent Mittens & Socks lives up to its title with 42 charted mittens, interchangeable cuff charts, 13 edge finishes for cuffs, 7 embellishments for color and texture, linings, dye recipes for mitten colors, detailed instructions for socks using mitten charts, and more.