Contamination of health care personnel during removal of contaminated gloves

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In simulations of contaminated glove removal, 37% of health care personnel using their typical doffing technique contaminated their skin with a fluorescent solution” Alhmidi et al (2019).

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In simulations of contaminated glove removal, 37% of health care personnel using their typical doffing technique contaminated their skin with a fluorescent solution. The frequency of contamination was significantly lower when the technique recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was used versus not used (8 of 34, 24% vs 29 of 66, 44%). In simulations in which only the palm of the glove was contaminated, a modified doffing technique, to minimize the risk for contact with contaminated surfaces, reduced contamination of personnel.

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Alhmidi, H., Gonzalez-Orta, M., Cadnum, J.L., Mana, T.S.C., Jencson, A.L., Wilson, B.M. and Donskey, C.J. (2019) Contamination of health care personnel during removal of contaminated gloves. American Journal of Infection Control. January 9th. .

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.12.003

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