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Doffing PPE: Remove and Discard Outer Gloves

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Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment

In this example, the boots are under the coverall and are being removed later in the sequence. However, depending on the PPE used at your institution, the boots covers may be removed at this point in the sequence or later on in the sequence.

Now it’s time to remove the outer gloves. There are two very important things to remember:

  • First, pay special attention so that you don’t contaminate or tear the inner glove.
  • Second, don’t snap the gloves which could cause spray.

Hold one of your wrists so that your thumb points up. Pinch that glove and lift at the wrist, then roll it down until the glove is completely off your hand, in a ball, in the palm of the other hand. Then, slide a finger down and inside the outer glove on the other hand and pull it off until it’s balled around the first glove. Dispose of the gloves.

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