Know how to correctly remove disposable gloves
Disposable gloves must be used and removed correctly to offer protection and prevent the spread of infection. Below is a quick guide on how to correctly remove disposable gloves:
1.Removing the first glove:
Pinch the outside of the glove near the wrist and be sure not to touch the bare skin. Peel back the glove taking care not to touch the now free hand.
2.Removing the second glove:
Keep the removed glove held in the gloved hand and do not touch the outside of either glove with the free hand. Instead tuck the fingers inside the glove still on the other hand and turn it inside out. The second glove will be over the first and they should be disposed of immediately.
After gloves have been disposed, the person’s hands should be cleaned immediately with soap and water or sanitiser, if washing is unavailable.
Choose the right size to get the best protection
Disposable gloves, such as the box of 100 disposable gloves, are also available in different sizes from small to extra-large. Choosing the right size glove is vital to ensure the person wearing them is comfortable and not at risk to exposing their hands. A loose-fitting glove runs the risk of falling down and a tight-fitting glove may be at a higher risk of breaking.
How are gloves used in a healthcare setting?
Many types of personal protective equipment (PPE), including disposable aprons and gloves, are used in medical or care settings to reduce the spread of infection between healthcare workers and patients. Disposable gloves are appropriate for single use and are worn when someone is providing direct care to a patient, especially if they will be exposed to bodily fluids. After each procedure, or contact with a patient, the gloves will be removed and disposed of and the person will need to wash or sanitise their hands.