Percutaneous injuries to healthcare workers are associated with transmission of significant bloodborne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and the human immunodeficiency virus); therefore, it is critical that members of the surgical team detect glove perforations before skin contact with pathogens occur to reduce the risk for infection.
All blood and body fluids are potentially hazardous.
How well do you comply? This infographic simplifies the complete topic of double gloving, using images and diagrams to represent risk information and data, which should help reinforce the need to double glove. The infographic may be downloaded, printed and posted in your facility.