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Safe Glove Removal

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Safe Glove Removal

It isn't uncommon to see people wearing gloves in public. While *cross-contamination is another topic for another day, we thought we would address a safe method for glove removal after use. In case you’re unfamiliar, here’s a quick recap of how to safely remove used gloves:

  1. Grasp the outside of one glove at the wrist, but be careful not to touch your skin.
  2. Peel the glove away from your body, pulling it inside out.
  3. Hold the glove you just removed in your other gloved hand.
  4. Peel off the second glove by putting your fingers inside the glove at the top of your wrist.
  5. Turn the second glove inside out while pulling it away from your body, leaving the first glove inside the second.
  6. Throw the gloves into the trash immediately. (Don’t leave them in the store parking lot outside of your vehicle or try to reuse them later.)
  7. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer directly after you’ve removed the gloves. Note: The CDC explained, "Gloves protect you against contact with infectious materials. However, once contaminated, gloves can become a means for spreading infectious materials to yourself, other patients or environmental surfaces." Please be cautious if you are wearing gloves.