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Removing Safety Gloves

Hello, everyone!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many people are wearing latex gloves to protect themselves and others from getting sick. I want to direct your attention to expert safety tips on how to remove them.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a list of seven steps on how to remove latex gloves properly:

  1. Grasp the outside of one glove at the wrist. Do not touch your bare skin. 
  2. Peel the glove away from your body, pulling it inside out.
  3. Hold the glove you just removed in your gloved hand.
  4. Peel off the second glove by putting your fingers inside the glove at the top of your wrist.
  5. Turn the second glove inside out while pulling it away from your body, leaving the first glove
    inside the second.
  6. Dispose of the gloves safely. Do not reuse the gloves.
  7. Clean your hands immediately after removing gloves

An illustrated guide to this process can be found at the CDC website.

To see how to remove a glove safely in real time, you can visit the RegisterNursesRN channel on YouTube. 

Be well, everyone!