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Letters Gloves off

Wearing gloves for clinical contact: always assess the risk

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 06 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4996
  1. Walid Al-Wali, senior consultant medical microbiologist, chairman of infection prevention and control1,
  2. Firas Ali Al Rubaiy, consultant in family medicine2
  1. 1Department of Medical Microbiology, Al-Wakra Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Al-Wakra, Qatar
  2. 2Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  1. walmeeto{at}

Nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital are campaigning to reduce the use of non-sterile gloves.1 Wearing gloves has two benefits. It prevents contamination of hands and subsequent transmission to other patients, thus breaking the …

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