Using Double Gloves in Surgical Procedures: A Literature Review

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Abstract

This article will present a critical review of the literature relating to the use of double gloves during surgery in order to identify best practice by using available resources and to improve health care. During surgery there is an increased risk of exposure to blood and, as a result, pathogens can be transferred through contact between the patient and surgical team. Health professionals working in the operating room are prone to frequent exposure to patients’ blood and body fluids (Davanzo et al, 2008; Au et al, 2008; Myers et al, 2008). Several researchers have also demonstrated that the highest incidence of blood and body fluid exposure is in the operating room during surgical procedures (Ganczak et al, 2006; Myers et al, 2008; Naghavi and Sanati, 2009).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1116-1122
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume23
Issue number21
Early online date26 Nov 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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