2 glove technique? HUHH? - page 5

by RN1822 10,034 Views | 43 Comments

OK, so today one of the Respiratory therapist had some time and was nice enough to let me shadow him as he was caring for a pt that frequently decannulates. ( I work in LTACH). He put on two pair of clean gloves and then a... Read More


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    TWO layers of gloves to start an IV? How on earth do you feel a vein? Impressive, to me.

    I've never heard of using sterile gloves to start an IV, either, though....
    Haha, it works when you have the nice, easy sticks with the gardenhose veins that are visible from across the room. If I have a harder stick, I sometimes feel first, then put a second set on, and if it is a challenging stick, I might have to skip the second set altogether.
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    That was my first thought too
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    I went back to the original post, come to think of it , the therapist was actually doing the double-glove technique not to be "extra sterile" for the patient but as an extra protection for himself. Even so hope my point of references be noted to clarify the proper gloving techniques used inside or outside the OR , I also know we nurses are also taking extra precaution in trying to protect ourselves from the hazards of the profession.
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    Gloves are primarily for caregivers protection, not patients, and they are permeable. And the longer you wear them and more your hands sweat, more permeable they are, no mather if you have 2, 3 or 10 layers.


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