Donning Closed Gloves 1. Peel open the outer pack from the corners.

The inner pack is sterile. Gripping it through your gown, open it to display the gloves.

2. With your gown covering your fingers, use your right hand to remove the left glove. Hold your left hand palm up, fingers straight. Lay the glove on your left wrist, and grip the cuff with your left thumb.

3. Place your right thumb inside the top cuff edge. Make a fist with your right hand and stretch the glove over your left fingertips.

4. Keeping your left fingers straight, pull down the glove.

5. Repeat the above procedure to don the other glove, that is: use your gloved left hand to lay the right glove on your right wrist. Slide your left thumb inside the top of the cuff, make a fist, and stretch the cuff over your right fingertips. Pull down the sleeve and glove together.

Donning open Gloves 1. Pick up the cuff of the fight glove with your left hand. Slide your right hand into the glove until you have a snug fit over the thumb joint and knuckles. Your bare left hand should only touch the folded cuff - the rest of the glove remains sterile.

Pull out the glove and fit your right hand into it. How to put on Sterile Gloves . Take hold of the first glove at the wrist. Use it to envelope the other glove. 3. place your bare fingers inside the cuff without touching the glove exterior. Slide your right fingertips into the folded cuff of the left glove. turning it inside out as it goes. Once the glove is off. Unfold the cuffs down over your gown sleeves. contaminated surfaces only touch other contaminated surfaces: your bare hand. Glove Removal The key to removing both sterile and non-sterile gloves is "Dirty to Dirty . touches only clean areas inside the other glove. 2. Make sure your gloved fingertips do not touch your bare forearms or wrists.2. that is. Peel the glove off from the inside. Fold it over and peel it back. To remove the other glove. 1. hold it with your gloved hand. turning it inside out as it goes. which is clean.Clean to Clean". 3.

Be careful not to contaminate the gloved hand with the ungloved hand as the second glove is being put on. and hold the gloves above your waist level. When putting on sterile gloves. Then use the sterile fingers of one glove to adjust the sterile portion of the other glove. (Pointing the fingers of the glove toward the floor will keep the fingers open. touching only the inside portion of the cuff (the inside is the side that will be touching your skin when the glove is on). Step 2 Open the inner glove wrapper. exposing the cuffed gloves with the palms up. clean. NOTE: If the first glove is not fitted correctly. remember that the first glove should be picked up by the cuff only.) Be careful not to touch anything. Either open the outer glove package and then perform a surgical scrub or perform a surgical scrub and ask someone else to open the package of gloves for you. Step 4 While holding the cuff in one hand. . The second glove should then be touched only by the other sterile glove. Step 5 Pick up the second glove by sliding the fingers of the gloved hand under the cuff of the second glove. wait to make any adjustment until the second glove is on. slip your other hand into the glove. Step 3 Pick up the first glove by the cuff.Wearing sterile gloves is part of aseptic hand hygiene. since the hands can never be sterile Preparation for putting on surgical gloves Gloves are cuffed to make it easier to put them on without contaminating them. dry area for opening the package of gloves. Step 1 Prepare a large.

Key Points • • Only wear gloves when necessary.Individuals who are sensitised to natural rubber latex proteins and/orother chemicals in gloves need to be tested for latex allergies. nonintact skin or mucous membranes. • • . Hands should be washed thoroughly before donning gloves and after gloves have been removed. body fluids.they act as a barrier to give personal protection and help prevent the transmission of infection. Gloves play a dual role in the healthcare environment . or decontaminated using alcohol rubs/gels Powdered gloves must not be used within the health care setting. It is important to ensure that gloves fit correctly. Gloves should be changed after every task intended or episode of patient care. Step 7 Adjust the glove fingers until the gloves fit comfortably. Glove usage is not a substitute for thorough hand hygiene. Sterile surgeons gloves are expensive and should not be used for noninvasive aseptic procedures where sterile examination gloves would be adequate. Gloves should be worn when in direct contact with blood. • • • • • • Vinyl gloves are not a satisfactory substitute for latex gloves for contact with blood or blood-stained body fluids.Step 6 Put the second glove on the ungloved hand by maintaining a steady pull through the cuff. Gloves should not be washed.