Review of glove use during potential exposure to blood and body fluids

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Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids presents a major safety risk for bloodborne viruses to all health care workers (HCWs)” Jain and Clezy (2017).

Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids presents a major safety risk for bloodborne viruses to all health care workers (HCWs). In response to human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV), various strategies were adopted to reduce this risk.1 The most important and cost-effective strategy was the introduction of gloves as part of personal protective equipment (PPE) for all potential or expected exposures to blood and body fluid.1 The term gloves in this report refer to nonsterile, medical, and examination gloves.

Reference:

Jain, S. and Clezy, K. (2017) Glove: Use for safety or overuse? American Journal of Infection Control. October 15th. [epub ahead of print].

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