Sterile gloves are those that meet the FDA standards and are mostly used for any surgical procedure being carried out. Also, they are better used to protect your arm while performing any medical-related experience, such as forensic, scientific, surgical, automotive, etc. The sterile prevent you from contracting any infection. The sterile gloves are silicone-free and contain no rubber hence comfortable. Ensure you have these gloves when handling any substances that are said to contain an infection, which may harm you.
Most people face challenges on how they can wear sterile gloves once they purchase or given healthcare. More so, they may have been shown the steps to follow but unfortunately forget. If you are one of them and you are not sure how to do it, do not worry as I will show you how easily and efficiently you can wear the gloves without much agony or challenges. Follow every step as given for good results.
Step-By-Step Guide To Wearing Sterile Gloves
To ensure you wear the sterile gloves as recommended by the healthcare provider, please follow the following steps one after the other.
#1. Prepare a clean place where you will work from
The first step to do this is to ensure that your workplace is clean. Remove any person or pets that may interfere with the process. Take a basin full of water and bar soap and wash any washable part in the place or the room. Take a paper towel and dry the area once you are through washing. After doing away with a washable part, wipe any part in the room with a dry cloth to evade the dust. In case you feel like sneezing or coughing, ensure you move out of the place to prevent dirtying it again.
#2. Wash your hands thoroughly
After ensuring your site is clean, now you need to ensure your hands are neat too, Go to a sink or a water tap and ensure that water is flowing. Clean your hand with a bar of soap for about 20 to 30 seconds. Now, rinse your hands point down to the surface than dry with a clean paper towel. You should ensure you close the tap handling the paper towel to prevent getting germs once again. Ensure you don’t touch any place once you have washed the hands, even the doors, as they may contain viruses. Now we go to the next step.
#3. Now open your package
Having cleaned your place and your hands too, now you need to get the sterile glove pack ready to open. First, open the outer wrap of the package. Then take out the inner cover. Ensure that you place the wrapped sterile gloves on the place that you previously cleaned. Never put your sterile gloves on the supply wrapper as it may contain germs. To see the gloves open the inner wrapper and proceed.
#4. Put on the first glove
Use your right hand to grasp the glove on the folded edge of the cuff. Keep your other hand straight and start putting your hand inside? Ensure the thumbs are tucked in and begin pulling the glove on slowly. Ensure that you only touch the part of the glove which is next to your skin. Finish and ensure the cuff on the glove is well folded.
#5. Now put on the second glove
Having put on the first glove, slip its fingers into the folded cuff of other gloves. Take the other glove and put it over your fingers. Ensure that your hand is flat and that the gloved hand does not touch any of your body parts. Now pull your glove slowly until it fits you.
#6. After putting on the gloves ensure you do the following
Do not touch anything apart from the sterile field. Keep your hands in front of you always to prevent getting germs. Now you are good to go.
To conclude, the steps may look a bit tiresome, but I assure you it is effortless while you are at ease. Follow everything that is outlined, and in case you mess in any of the steps highlighted, you need to get a new pack and repeat the procedures once more. Ensure you follow up to your health provider any time you have more challenges doing this.