Apply thick household gloves - Capita selecta

Although the KNMT Directive on Infection Prevention in oral care practices does not explicitly mention thick household gloves as a strict requirement for the processing of dirty instruments in the sterilization area, but only on thick disposable gloves, due to increased safety for the employees, use is often made of them.

Apply thick household gloves - Capita selecta
Although the KNMT Directive on Infection Prevention in oral care practices does not explicitly mention thick household gloves as a strict requirement for the processing of dirty instruments in the sterilization area, but only on thick disposable gloves, due to increased safety for the employees, use is often made of them.

Apply thick household gloves 

 

Although the KNMT Directive on Infection Prevention in oral care practices does not explicitly mention thick household gloves as a strict requirement for the processing of dirty instruments in the sterilization area, but only on thick disposable gloves, due to increased safety for the employees, use is often made of them. 

 

The multi-use character of these household gloves presents many assistants with the question of how carefully this type of gloves can be used. In the following example protocol with accompanying photo series a logical method is provided.

 

A-Q Procedure with thick household gloves in the sterilization area

 

  • The dirty instruments are delivered to the dirty side of the sterilization room by an assistant without gloves. No gloves are worn outside the treatment room. The instruments are in a closed collection box or covered on a (dispo) tray.

 

(Only) when a (large) number of treatment trays are collected, they are cleared. Serial work is more efficient than a few operations, especially when using the multi-use thick household gloves.
 

  • The assistant disinfects the hands.
  • The equipment to be cleared is opened with clean hands.
  • Thick household gloves are put on and the dirty trays are cleared: disposables are thrown away, drilling blocks are cleared, instruments are cleared.
  • The thick household gloves are washed with soap and water and dried with a tissue.
  • The gloves are pulled out by first untying the fingers, then taking one hand out and thus taking both gloves by the cuff. Then the second glove is also pulled out.
  • The gloves are hung on a leash or over a brace.
  • The assistant disinfects the hands.
  • Finally, the equipment is closed and put into operation with the disinfected hands.