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Contamination of health care personnel during removal of contaminated gloves

Published:January 09, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.12.003
      In simulations of contaminated glove removal, 37% of health care personnel using their typical doffing technique contaminated their skin with a fluorescent solution. The frequency of contamination was significantly lower when the technique recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was used versus not used (8 of 34, 24% vs 29 of 66, 44%). In simulations in which only the palm of the glove was contaminated, a modified doffing technique, to minimize the risk for contact with contaminated surfaces, reduced contamination of personnel.

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