Gloves must be worn when skin contact with body fluids or mucous membrane is anticipated or when touching items or surface that may be contaminated with these fluids. After contact with each patient, gloves must be removed; hands must be washed and then regloved before treating another patient.
Repeated use of a single pair of gloves to disinfectant or other chemicals often cause defects in gloves, there by diminishing their values as effective barrier. Latex or vinyl gloves should be used for patient examination and procedure. Heavy rubber gloves also called utilizing gloves should preferably be used for cleaning instruments and environmental surfaces. Dentist show allergic reaction to latex gloves can use nylon glove liners under latex rubber or plastic gloves. Polyethylene gloves also known as food handler’s gloves may be worn over treatment gloves to prevent contamination.
PRACTICAL POINTS ESSENTIAL FOR GLOVE USE