When double gloving, wearing two different color gloves (darker color glove as inner glove and lighter color glove as over/outer glove) significantly increases the awareness of glove perforation and the practice of changing gloves.
Routinely inspecting surgical gloves, changing surgical gloves every 90-150 minutes, double gloving, and changing both gloves should a puncture occur in the outer glove are sound practices that could certainly reduce the risk of blood borne infections for both the patient and the surgical team.
The results of present study indicate that the surgeon may be prudent to consider measures such as double gloving in procedures in which wires are used.
6 A study was carried out to investigate double gloving and a glove perforation indication system in maxillofacial trauma surgery, which shows that the outer glove perforation rate was significantly higher than the inner glove.
Gupta Efficacy of double gloving technique in major and minor oral surgical procedures: A prospective study Ann Maxillofac Surg.
An activity of particular interest is the use of double gloving verses single gloving to prevent surgical cross infection between patients and staff.
Within the theatre environment surgical gloving plays an important role in reducing the risks of transmission of microorganisms by providing a protective barrier which prevents gross contamination of the scrub professional's hands when touching blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, mucous membranes and non-intact skin (Parish 2006).
Intact surgical gloves will prevent this transmission, but breaches in gloving material may expose the operating room staff to risk of infections, particularly if there are cuts or abrasions on the individual's skin.
Gloving practice varies between different countries and different surgical specialities.
We were interested in the effect of gloving on surgical site infection and perforation rates.
Several professional organizations, including the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommend double gloving in invasive procedures.
Finding the right-fitting gloves, she says, can help relieve these worries, and make double gloving possible.
While many health professionals believe in double gloving
when performing surgery, many do not routinely do so.
The SAFESKIN PF UNDERGLOVE is specifically designed for ease of double gloving and can be worn beneath all three SAFESKIN surgical gloves for greater resistance to barrier breach.
The result of the deproteinising process is a softer, suppler gloving category than standard latex gloves, while maintaining the comfort, flexibility, and tactile sensitivity that is associated with natural rubber latex.