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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621966
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Do Double Gloves Reduce the Risk of Intraoperative Blood Borne Infection?
Author(s):
Chuang, Chia-Wen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Chia-Wen Chuang, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: Chia-Wen Chuang works in Department of Nursing, the Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. She developed in community nursing and health promotion and perioperative period nursing. Author Summary: Chia-Wen Chuang now is RN of Department of Nursing Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital,and is Lecturer of Department of Health Promotion Tainan City Health Bureau.
Abstract:

Purpose:

Surgical teams rely on surgical gloves as a barrier to protect themselves against blood-borne pathogenic infections during surgery, but the perforation of gloves increases the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens for the surgical team during surgery. However, the practice of wearing double gloves varies according to surgical specialties.The study aimed to prove that double-gloving, comparing to single-gloving, determine the reduction of incidence of blood borne infection.

 Methods:

Data collected from June 1 to August 31 in 2016. A total of six operation rooms and 400 pairs of gloves were collected from the Colon and Rectum Surgery and Orthopedics. There were twenty participants included in the study, and they are first surgeon, second or assistant surgeon, and scrub staff. All the gloves used in the study were Ansell latex powdered sterile surgical gloves. Fluorescent testing was used to observe visible blood on the hands of surgical team members, and air-inflation testing was used to detect the number of perforation of innermost gloves.

Results:

Glove perforations were detected in 11 of 141 single-gloving sets (7.8%), and 9 of 259 in the innermost gloves of double-gloving sets (3.47%). The most common site of perforation was in the left hand with 5 of 20 (25%). Single- gloving was used more prevalently to against blood borne infection of Colon and Rectum Surgery than the use of double- gloving of Orthopedics (16.9% vs. 2.7%). The perforations of innermost gloves were lowered after the intervention of double- gloving in Colon and Rectum Surgery (0.8%). We used fluorescent testing to check whether the hands of surgical team members contaminated with blood after remove gloves (0%).

Conclusion:

This study proved that double-gloving, comparing to single-gloving, decreases effectively the risk of blood borne infection and the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens. Until now, double-gloving has not been a common practice among the surgical team members. The results of the study can be extended in parallel to improve the quality of operation room. The use of double-gloving should be introduced as a routine practice.

Keywords:
blood borne infection; glove; prevalence
Repository Posting Date:
19-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
19-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST365
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleDo Double Gloves Reduce the Risk of Intraoperative Blood Borne Infection?en_US
dc.contributor.authorChuang, Chia-Wenen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsChia-Wen Chuang, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: Chia-Wen Chuang works in Department of Nursing, the Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. She developed in community nursing and health promotion and perioperative period nursing. Author Summary: Chia-Wen Chuang now is RN of Department of Nursing Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital,and is Lecturer of Department of Health Promotion Tainan City Health Bureau.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621966-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Surgical teams rely on surgical gloves as a barrier to protect themselves against blood-borne pathogenic infections during surgery, but the perforation of gloves increases the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens for the surgical team during surgery. However, the practice of wearing double gloves varies according to surgical specialties.The study aimed to prove that double-gloving, comparing to single-gloving, determine the reduction of incidence of blood borne infection.</span></p> <p> <strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Data collected from June 1 to August 31 in 2016. A total of six operation rooms and 400 pairs of gloves were collected from the Colon and Rectum Surgery and Orthopedics. There were twenty participants included in the study, and they are first surgeon, second or assistant surgeon, and scrub staff. All the gloves used in the study were Ansell latex powdered sterile surgical gloves. Fluorescent testing was used to observe visible blood on the hands of surgical team members, and air-inflation testing was used to detect the number of perforation of innermost gloves.</span></p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Glove perforations were detected in 11 of 141 single-gloving sets (7.8%), and 9 of 259 in the innermost gloves of double-gloving sets (3.47%). The most common site of perforation was in the left hand with 5 of 20 (25%). Single- gloving was used more prevalently to against blood borne infection of Colon and Rectum Surgery than the use of double- gloving of Orthopedics (16.9% vs. 2.7%). The perforations of innermost gloves were lowered after the intervention of double- gloving in Colon and Rectum Surgery (0.8%). We used fluorescent testing to check whether the hands of surgical team members contaminated with blood after remove gloves (0%).</span></p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">This study proved that double-gloving, comparing to single-gloving, decreases effectively the risk of blood borne infection and the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens. Until now, double-gloving has not been a common practice among the surgical team members. The results of the study can be extended in parallel to improve the quality of operation room. The use of double-gloving should be introduced as a routine practice.</span></p>en
dc.subjectblood borne infectionen
dc.subjectgloveen
dc.subjectprevalenceen
dc.date.available2017-07-19T21:27:17Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-19-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-19T21:27:17Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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