Hands up if you use gloves
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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

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