Guidelines & Recommendations
Practical Guidance on Glove Use:
When to wear Non-Sterile, disposable, Single-Use Gloves:
When to Wear Sterile Gloves ONLY:
When to Change Gloves:
What to do after Use:
Gloves DO NOT provide protection from needlesticks or other puncture wounds caused by sharp objects. Use extreme caution when handling needles, scalpels, etc.
Healthcare workers with a latex allergy should be provided with gloves made from synthetic material.
PPE for Standard Precautions: Determining What to Wear
Decisions about what PPE to use should be determined by the type and level of contact you will have with the patient.
Decisions about PPE can also be made with the following in mind: the diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of the patient, the patient's symptoms, and the type of infectious agent or illness you may encounter.
To determine what PPE to wear, ask yourself:
Consider the use of the following PPE:
When in doubt, applying the most conservative level of PPE is the best protection.
Educational Material to Enhance Your Practice Marketing Solutions:
Guidelines and Recommendations:
Helpful Resource Center:
Back to Barrier Protection & OSHA Safety