Hands up if you use gloves
Rose Gallagher RCN professional lead, Infection prevention and control
They have a place in infection prevention and control, but gloves are bad for your skin, your patients and the environment – and are no substitute for hand hygiene
Using gloves when they are not required carries risks for our patients, ourselves and the environment.
Nursing Standard. 35, 2, 51-52. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.2.51.s19