CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY / REGION

DOUBLE GLOVING BEST PRACTICES FOR SURGERY

Sterile surgical gloves are your first line of defense as a protective barrier for infection control in the operating room. Evidence has clearly shown the benefits of double gloving in reducing your risk of glove perforation or failure. Multiple professional organizations around the world recommend double gloving during surgery for optimal protection.

 

Closed donning is preferred and there are two techniques for this method.

Technique 1

Closed Assisted-Donning

In this technique, scrub personnel hold the glove cuff open for the surgeon to insert hands, ensuring the surgeon's fingers remain inside the sleeves of the gown. Only the gown cuff should touch the inside of the glove cuff to eliminate a breach in sterility during the gloving procedure.

Technique 2

Closed Self-Donning

In this technique, scrub personnel don their own gloves, ensuring fingers remain inside the sleeves of the gown to eliminate a breach in sterility during the gloving procedure.

Subscribe now to receive news and education