Infection prevention and control guidelines

2. Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene with glove use

      1. Hand hygiene with glove use

Hand hygiene with glove use

Gloves must be used in line with standard and transmission-based precautions (see 3. Personal protective equipment).

Hand-hygiene is required before putting on gloves and after removal of gloves.

Gloves do not provide complete protection against contamination by microorganisms because they can penetrate small defects in the glove material. Gloves also cause hands to sweat, which can increase contamination on the skin under the gloves.