G_IPC_04 Guidance on the use of gloves

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS NHS Trust) is committed to the protection of staff and patients resulting from the transmission of blood borne viruses (BBV) and to the prevention and reduction of adverse reactions to glove use.

The two main indications for the use of gloves are to:

  • protect hands from contamination with organic matter, microorganisms and chemicals,
  • reduce the risks of transmission of microorganisms to both patients and staff.

Assessing the need and choosing the correct glove for the task is vital.  This guideline serves to provide best practice guidance in respect to glove use.

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