Wearing the wrong size latex surgical gloves impairs manual dexterity.

@article{Drabek2010WearingTW,
  title={Wearing the wrong size latex surgical gloves impairs manual dexterity.},
  author={Tomas Drabek and Charles D Boucek and Charles W. Buffington},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={152-5}
}
Universal precautions mandate that health care workers wear gloves when dealing with patients, often in situations requiring a high level of technical skill. Although it seems obvious that wearing the wrong size gloves could impair or prolong tasks involving manual dexterity, the issue has not been formally studied. We tested the hypothesis that wearing the wrong size gloves impairs manual dexterity. We administered a grooved pegboard test to 20 healthy, paid, volunteer health care workers. The… CONTINUE READING