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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156039
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Double Gloving during Surgery to Reduce Healthcare Worker Injury
Abstract:
Double Gloving during Surgery to Reduce Healthcare Worker Injury
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Korniewicz, Denise
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami
Title:Associate Dean for Research
Co-Authors:Maher M. El-Masri, RN, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using double surgical gloves during surgery to reduce needle stick injuries and perforation of gloves in direct contact to the skin and determine injury risks to HCWs. Background:  Needlestick/sharp injuries account for over 75% of the traumatic injuries among Health Care Workers (HCWs) in hospital settings (OSHA 2001). Surgical personnel obtain needlestick/sharp injuries in the surgical field (33.4%), at the surgical site (25.1%) and 59.7% of the time injuries occur with the non-dominant hand (Jagger, et al., 1998).  Methods: Five hundred HCWs participated in the study.  Demographic data included age, sex, surgical experience, role, employee health information related to needlestick/sharp injury, treatment, and the numbers of needlestick/sharp injuries reported by surgical staff. Data collection forms were used to collect the following: 1) surgical episode event form, 2) surgical instrument rating scale, 3) employee needlestick/sharp compliance form, 4) glove data collection form and 5) glove laboratory data collection forms. Results: When double gloving was used, visible defects were observed in 100 (1.1%) outer gloves. No defects were observed in their counterpart inner gloves. Water leaks happened in 430 (5%) outer gloves when no leak was detected in their inner gloves. Of all green-indicator gloves used, 81% (n = 4588) were within the context of double gloving. Our data suggested that the mean surgical procedure time was significantly longer (t = -9.76; p <.001) when water leaks occurred as compared to data when water leaks did not occur (M = 3:09 +/- SD 1:59 hours and 2:33 +/- SD 1:51 hours, respectively). Conclusion: Water leaks and visible defects are less likely in the inner gloves than the outer gloves; double gloving provides extra protection to HCWs. The risk for glove defect (measured by water leak) increased as procedure time increased.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDouble Gloving during Surgery to Reduce Healthcare Worker Injuryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156039-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Double Gloving during Surgery to Reduce Healthcare Worker Injury</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Korniewicz, Denise</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Miami</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean for Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dkorniewicz@miami.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maher M. El-Masri, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using double surgical gloves during surgery to reduce needle stick injuries and perforation of gloves in direct contact to the skin and determine injury risks to HCWs. Background:&nbsp; Needlestick/sharp injuries account for over 75% of the traumatic injuries among Health Care Workers (HCWs) in hospital settings (OSHA 2001). Surgical personnel obtain needlestick/sharp injuries in the surgical field (33.4%), at the surgical site (25.1%) and 59.7% of the time injuries occur with the non-dominant hand (Jagger, et al., 1998).&nbsp; Methods: Five hundred HCWs participated in the study.&nbsp; Demographic data included age, sex, surgical experience, role, employee health information related to needlestick/sharp injury, treatment, and the numbers of needlestick/sharp injuries reported by surgical staff. Data collection forms were used to collect the following: 1) surgical episode event form, 2) surgical instrument rating scale, 3) employee needlestick/sharp compliance form, 4) glove data collection form and 5) glove laboratory data collection forms. Results: When double gloving was used, visible defects were observed in 100 (1.1%) outer gloves. No defects were observed in their counterpart inner gloves. Water leaks happened in 430 (5%) outer gloves when no leak was detected in their inner gloves. Of all green-indicator gloves used, 81% (n = 4588) were within the context of double gloving. Our data suggested that the mean surgical procedure time was significantly longer (t = -9.76; p &lt;.001) when water leaks occurred as compared to data when water leaks did not occur (M = 3:09 +/- SD 1:59 hours and 2:33 +/- SD 1:51 hours, respectively). Conclusion: Water leaks and visible defects are less likely in the inner gloves than the outer gloves; double gloving provides extra protection to HCWs. The risk for glove defect (measured by water leak) increased as procedure time increased.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:23:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:23:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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