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Doffing PPE: Remove and Discard Outer Gloves

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Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment

Now it’s time to remove the outer gloves. You have 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 might cause contamination to spray.

Hold one of your wrists so that your thumb points to the ceiling. 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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