Donning PPE: Put on Outer Gloves
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Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment
Put on the second pair of gloves with extended cuffs. Some facilities may choose to use outer gloves of a different color to easily identify rips or tears. Ensure the cuffs are pulled up and over the sleeves of the gown. It may be necessary to ask the Trained Observer for assistance when putting on the outer gloves. Double gloving provides an extra layer of safety during direct patient care and during the PPE removal process. Some facilities have found that using a different color gloves for the outer gloves is beneficial. Utilizing different colored gloves for each layer helps to rapidly identify any breaches in glove integrity.
- Page last reviewed: October 29, 2014
- Page last updated: October 29, 2014
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