Sixty seconds on . . . gloves offBMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4498 (Published 02 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4498
- Elisabeth Mahase
- The BMJ
Is there going to be a fight?
Only if you mean fighting infection. Nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital have started the “Gloves are off” campaign to encourage healthcare professionals to reduce their use of non-sterile gloves and instead wash their hands more regularly.
What’s wrong with wearing gloves?
Research has shown that non-sterile gloves are associated with an increased risk of cross contamination and transmission of healthcare associated infections, because …