Introduction: Proper PPE Safety Glove Removal

Personal protective equipment (PPE) helps to maintain a barrier for the health professional. The safety gloves provide protection from blood borne pathogens, body fluids, body tissues, and mucous membranes.

The safety gloves are provided for all hospital employees. The safety gloves are located in the stockrooms of the hospital floor as well as the hospital storage area.

Safety Tips of PPE Gloves:

1. Correct fit. Disposable latex and non-latex gloves are provided in the sizes of small, medium, large, and x-large.

2. Proper type of PPE gloves. The hospital provides both latex and non-latex gloves.

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Step 1: Remove by Fingertips

To safely remove glove without coming into contact with medical hazards always begin removing glove with finger tips.

Step 2: Hold Removed Glove in Palm

Secure glove in palm and make sure that non gloved hand does come into contact with outside of the glove that has not been removed yet.

Step 3: Pinch Fingers Together

This will secure the glove into the palm.

Step 4: Keep Fingers Tight in Underside of the Glove

With the underside fingers feel for the discarded glove to make sure it has not fallen.

Step 5: Pull Fingers Together and Pinch the Discarded Glove

Ball the together the two gloves and place into hazard waste bin. Wash hands after throwing away gloves.

Step 6: Video Instruction of PPE

The video gives detailed instruction of proper PPE donning and removal.

Comments

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AmosC7 (author)2017-02-21

Good job on this. It is important to know how to do this properly even if you don't work in a medical role. I work in a hospital in a non medical role and will remember this for sure. The video at the end was a good addition.

I have one recommendation though. I would mover your font all to one area of the picture so it is over one color. Some of the wording was difficult to read because of the differing background color.

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DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-02-19

Thank you for sharing this. Proper glove removal is something that everyone should know, even people who are not involved in health. The same rooms apply for dealing with hazardous chemicals.