Double Gloving More Beneficial Than Single Gloving, Study Suggests

Recent study results suggest double gloving may provide additional protection against transmission of bloodborne pathogens during surgery, according to research published in the AORN Journal.


For this study, researchers compared the effectiveness of double gloving and single gloving over a 24-month period. The researchers found a higher incidence of blood on hands after surgery with single gloving than double gloving. They also found employees who double gloved with an indicator glove system (designed to reveal punctures in the glove) were more likely to change gloves than those who used double gloving alone.

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