MAXIMUM PROTECTION: Ste rile Gloves
The use of sterile gloves is the best measure of protection against the nosocomial
infections , and against any infection in surgical interventions or invasive procedures.
The nosocomial infections constitute a serious problem in the health field. "The fight
against hospital infection is one of the challenges for all hospitals " , said Francisco
Martinez, chairman of the Provincial Council of Castellón Provincial Hospital
Consortium. The use of sterile glovesis the best preventive measure to avoid it.
The sterilization is the destruction of all life microbial giving the sterilized product,
properties completely aseptic, being free frommicroorganis ms of any kind, so
the sterile gloves represent the most effective barrier against the possibility of
The sterile gloves are single use, come directly from the factory, properly packed and
sealed and placement must meet specific procedures.Should be the last piece to be
placed after the rest of the surgical attire (cap, gown, mask, pants and goggles), after
washing hands. A itself must be the first garment removed after the task performed. Can
be either latex, synthetic materials such as polyvinyl acetate or similar.
The sterile gloves should be used especially in cases that have to examine broken skin
or mucous membranes in the performance of anyinvasive procedure and in the arterial
and central venous irritations, healing of wounds, spinal taps, endoscopes, endotracheal
intubation, dialysis , and generally in all surgical procedures .
As described in the Archives of Surgery 2009, "To prevent the pathogens that originate
in the skin, the surgical team used sterile gloves as barrier protection " . With the use
of sterile gloves reduces the risk of transmission and spread of microorganis ms and
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