Removing gloves can contaminate healthcare personnel's skin: 3 study insights

Removing gloves using a CDC-recommended technique can reduce contamination of healthcare personnel, according to research published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

The key details to know:

1. Simulations of contaminated glove removal showed 37 percent of personnel contaminated their skin with a fluorescent solution.

2. Using the CDC technique for glove removal minimized the frequency of contamination.

3. When only the palm of the glove was contaminated, putting on gloves using a modified technique reduced contamination.

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