Some of the team in the NICU where I work want to implement the policy of gloving with all
infant contact. We already wear gloves for all the standard reasons and are very diligent with handwashing and foaming. My concern is that wearing gloves with absolutely all infant contact will result in a false sense of security and eventually to sloppy handwashing and foaming. Also if we are to glove, then why not gown up for all infant contact as well? Am I nuts or is this a valid point? I'd like your opinions please.
Feb 23, '14
In our unit (level 3 NICU) all staff glove up for every patient. The staff also take off their watches, rings etc any item that can harbor bacteria. Taking extra precaution is good news.
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