Skin issues for a 'new' ST


  • Specializes in OR RN Circulator, Scrub; Management. Has 22 years experience.

We have a new ST who is having a reaction to the gloves and possibly the hand scrub(s). We are presently doing skin testing with her and have started to look at the hand scrub solutions next (along with dermatology/hoping an allergist). Any alternatives or suggestions on gloves and especially alternative scrub solutions other than betadine and CHG?

Thank you,


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Specializes in CST in general surgery, LDRs, & podiatry.

If your new ST has completed training and is now an employee, then she must have done her school labs and clinical experience (or externship) already. If she did not have skin issues with the scrub solutions and/or gloves elsewhere, can you find out what she used that did work for her? I assume that non-latex options are already being explored, since I don't know what your facility already uses. (Some are already totally latex free.)