How to Properly Remove Disposable Protective Gloves
Disposable gloves (nitrile, latex, vinyl/synthetic styles, etc.) are critical safety items used across a multitude of industries and applications, such as: general medical, law enforcement, home health and beauty care, food preparation, and cleaning/sanitation. As part of a comprehensive safety program, gloves play an important role in personal protection, infection control, and cross-contamination prevention. Diligent and consistent glove use, and the correct glove removal technique, are key to ensuring effective protection. In this article, we’ll show you how to properly remove gloves (doffing) after use:
Grasp the outside edge of one glove at the wrist. Do not touch your bare skin.
Gently peel the glove away from your hand, turning it inside out.
Hold the glove you just removed in your gloved hand.
Using your ungloved fingers, peel off the second glove by sliding your fingers under the wrist of the remaining gloved hand.
Turn the second glove inside out while peeling it away from your hand, leaving the first glove inside the second.
Dispose of the gloves safely. Do not reuse the gloves.
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