Originally posted by Rav_810
During my first year of nursing which has just finished we learned gowning and gloving. Bloody hell it was hard, how long did it take some of you guys to get the hang of it. I find putting the gloves on the hardest. Any tips??
I am betting they made you learn to open glove, which is difficult to do without contaminating yourself. They usually make you do it that way in school.
How long does it take to get the hang of open gloving? Well, I went to OR school in 1975, and I still find it hard to open glove without contaminating myself.
In the "real world" people RARELY open glove, even though we know we should (like when we notice a hole in our glove, and need to change in the middle of a case.) Closed gloving is far, far easier, and one is much less prone to contaminate his or herself.
Don't worry; they will let you closed glove soon enough, and you will be able to do it in the dark!