Glove and gown effects on intraoperative bacterial contamination.

  title={Glove and gown effects on intraoperative bacterial contamination.},
  author={William G. Ward and Joshua Morrey Cooper and Dylan C Lippert and Rawan O Kablawi and Rebecca H. Neiberg and Robert J. Sherertz},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={259 3},
OBJECTIVE Experiments were performed to determine the risk of bacterial contamination associated with changing outer gloves and using disposable spunlace paper versus reusable cloth gowns. BACKGROUND Despite decades of research, there remains a lack of consensus regarding certain aspects of optimal aseptic technique including outer glove exchange while double-gloving and surgical gown type selection. METHODS In an initial glove study, 102 surgical team members were randomized to exchange or… CONTINUE READING
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