Home
http://www.virbac.fr/ http://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/ http://www.novartis.com/ http://www.animalhealth.bayerhealthcare.com/
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  WELCOME  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Privacy Policy  
  Home  
  Login / Newsletter  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  CONTACTS  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Classifieds  
  New Products  
  VetCompanies  
  VetSchools  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  PROFESSION  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Edutainment  
  VetAgenda  
  Presentations  
  Posters  
  ESAVS  
  Specialisation  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  INSIGHT  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Congress News  
  Picture Galleries  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  PRODUCTS  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Bayer  
  Boehringer Ing.  
  Novartis  
  Virbac

 
  Simply book for less...  
    

Bovine    Equine    Small Animal Practice    Swine Practice    Articles    Vetjournal    
deutsch english español polski francais
Home / WELCOME / Archiv / Articles /     
 
Double gloves in surgical procedures strongly recommended
This is the result of an Indish study which observed the rate of perforation of the surgical gloves in single and double gloving. An alarming additional observation: 83,3% of glove perforations remain unnoticed!

Surgeons have the highest risk of contact with patients` blood and body fluids, and breaches in gloving material may expose operating room staff to risk of infections.

This prospective randomised study was done to assess the effectiveness of the practice of double gloving compared with single gloving in decreasing finger contamination during surgery. In 66 consecutive surgical procedures studied, preoperative skin abrasions were detected on the hands of 17.4% of the surgeons.

In the double gloving pattern, 32 glove perforations were observed, of which 22 were in the outer glove and 10 in the inner glove. Only four outer glove perforations had matching inner glove perforations, thus indicating that in 82% of cases when the outer glove is perforated the inner glove will protect the surgeon`s
hand from contamination.
The presence of visible skin contamination was also higher in perforation with the single gloving pattern (42.1%) than with the double gloving pattern (22.7%).

An overwhelming majority of glove perforations (83.3%) went unnoticed. Double gloving was accepted by the majority of surgeons, especially with repeated use.

It is recommended that double gloves are used routinely in all surgical procedures in view of the significantly higher protection it provides.

Source: S Thomasa, M Agarwala, G Mehtab (2001): Intraoperative glove perforation--single versus double gloving in protection against skin contamination. In: Postgrad Med J 2001;77:458-460




Tell a friend   |   Print version   |   Send this article

ARTICLES

A novel herpesvirus associated with serious eye problems in a great horned owlmembers
Owls are not the classical patients seen in veterinary practices, but they are occasionally seen and need to be examined and treated if possible. An adult great‐horned owl (Bubo virginianus; GHOW) presented with a history of recurrent corneal ulceration of the right eye (OD). Findings included ulcerative superficial keratitis, proliferative conjunctivitis, and iris pigmentary changes. Finally, a novel herpesvirus was identified that caused the signs and was critical to choose the appropriate theray.

  • Cerebrospinal Nematodiasis in Camelidsmembers
  • Peel meals as feed ingredients in poultry dietsmembers
  • Mycobacteria in aquarium fishmembers
  • Giardia duodenalis in primatesmembers
  • Architecture of extraocular muscles in hawks and owlsmembers
  • Leishmania spp. in Bats from an Area Endemic for Visceral Leishmaniasismembers
  • Pharmacokinetics of quinocetone in ducks after two routes of administrationmembers
  • Novel antibiotic treatment of zebrafish mycobacteriosismembers
  • Canine mammary tumours as model for hereditary breast cancer susceptibility genes in humansmembers
  • Treatment of corneal ulceration in stranded California sea lions members
  • Effects of substrates and stress on placental metabolismmembers
  • Vaccine regimens against caecal Salmonella Typhimurium colonisation in laying hensmembers


  • [ Home ] [ About ] [ Contact / Request ] [ Privacy Policy ]

    Copyright © 2001-2018 VetContact GmbH
    All rights reserved