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Glove Use Information

  • Gloves do not provide complete protection against hand contamination
  • Glove use may also result in missed opportunities for hand hygiene
  • The use of contaminated gloves caused by inappropriate storage, inappropriate moments & techniques for donning and removing, may also result in germ transmission
  • Medical gloves are single-use items, glove decontamination and reprocessing are not recommended & should be avoided, even if it is common practice in many health-care settings with low resources and where gloves supply is limited
  • In no way does glove use modify hand hygiene indications or replace hand hygiene action by rubbing with an alcohol-based product or by handwashing with soap and water
  • Is wearing gloves an effective defense against COVID-19?