Everted glove-pouch technique: a simple method for the hygienic disposal of contaminated guide-wires, catheters and tubes.


In order to reduce the risk of nosocomial infection during endoscopic procedures, a simple, safe and economical technique for disposal of contaminated guide-wires, tubes and catheters is described. A disposable glove, everted over a coiled wire or other endoscopic accessory, creates a pouch which then contains the contaminated object to be discarded. This… (More)