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ID#:13551
Description:This image depicts a healthcare provider donning a pair of beige latex gloves in order to protect himself during his subsequent interaction with his next patient, or possibly-biohazardous materials.

Gloves are part of the repertoire of the personal protective equipment (PPE) that includes facemasks, goggles, and attire appropriate to a medical setting, all of which protects the clinician against contamination by pathogenic, or injurious organisms and materials.

“Gloves are used to prevent contamination of healthcare personnel hands when 1) anticipating direct contact with blood or body fluids, mucous membranes, nonintact skin and other potentially infectious material; 2) having direct contact with patients who are colonized or infected with pathogens transmitted by the contact route e.g., VRE, MRSA, RSV; or 3) handling or touching visibly or potentially contaminated patient care equipment and environmental surfaces.”

“Nonsterile disposable medical gloves made of a variety of materials (e.g., latex, vinyl, nitrile) are available for routine patient care. The selection of glove type for non-surgical use is based on a number of factors, including the task that is to be performed, anticipated contact with chemicals and chemotherapeutic agents, latex sensitivity, sizing, and facility policies for creating a latex-free environment.”

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:
  • CDC - NCEZID; Div. of Healthcare Quality Promotion; Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee: 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
  • CDC - 2007 Guidelines for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings: See Page 50
  • CDC - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies; Workplace Safety and Health Topics; Diseases & Injuries
    Categories:
    CDC Organization

    MeSH
    tree picture Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
    tree picture tree picture Equipment and Supplies
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Protective Devices
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Protective Clothing
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gloves, Protective
    tree picture Technology and Food and Beverages
    tree picture tree picture Technology, Industry, and Agriculture
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Manufactured Materials
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Clothing
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Protective Clothing
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gloves, Protective
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Protective Devices
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Protective Clothing
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gloves, Protective
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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