April/May 2012 (vol. 08/6)

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Double gloving

Evidence from mechanical tests suggests that ‘double-gloving’ reduces healthcare workers’ risk of acquiring bloodborne infections from sharps and needlestick injuries. This protocol for a Cochrane systematic review aims to determine the benefits and harms associated with wearing extra gloves to protect against needlestick injuries, as well as examine other protective measures, such as puncture-indicator systems. Only studies with real patient contact will be included.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012; 1: article no. CD009573. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009573.


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