Your child just obtained an injury and is bleeding. You have been dicing raw chicken and you know you need to clean your hands before helping, but how do you know if you eliminated all the bacteria? With running water and only three supplies, you can ensure complete cleanliness every time.
• Sterile gloves
• Sterile towels
• Sterile scrub brush
A variety of brands can be purchased online through vendors such as Amazon and MooreMedical and also in larger stores such as Wal-Mart and Target.
Pricing can vary depending on suppier, but on average, product costs are estimated as follows:
• $18 per box of 50 sterile gloves
• $19 for a 25 pack of sterile towels
• $30 per box of 30 sterile scrub brush
This averages to $2 for each total scrub.
Step 1: Opening Glove Bag
Open outer plastic sleeve and remove the folded paper inside, making sure to leave the paper folded in half. This ensures you are only touching the paper and not the gloves--keeping them sterile.
Step 2: Opening Inner Glove Packaging
Open the packaging, while leaving the gloves covered by the last layer of paper.
The paper is folded along the top and bottom. Start with the bottom fold and open the paper, exposing the gloves.
As the paper lays flat, crimp the upper and lower outer edges with your fingers; this keeps the paper flat.
WARNING: Do not touch the gloves! They are sterile and will become contaminated if you touch before you scrub.
Step 4: Opening Towels
Remove the transparent front from the towels by starting at the top and pealing downward. There is a factory separation started for you at the top so this can easily be done by using the thumb and fore finger of one hand to hold down the white backing while the other pulls toward you.
WARNING: Be sure to not touch the towels, as they are sterile.
Step 5: Starting Scrub
Open packaging and remove brush.
Notice it has three parts: nail pick, finger brush, and sponge.