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EMS: Training Technique for Glove Removal

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Tue, 14 Feb 2012|

In this EMS training video, Mike McEvoy goes over a training technique to teach firefighters and medics how to successfully remove soiled gloves and perform proper hand hygiene.

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I welcome to training minutes today we're gonna talk about it teaching tool to use. For our patient examination gloves so we use gloves for most of our procedures. And potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens -- body fluids with a patient before you put gloves on. It takes some hand gel and clean your hands so that you get anything that might be on your hands off. After you've done some hand hygiene but you'll take out a pair of gloves to put off. And the teaching technique today. Is how to remove the gloves. Without getting. Body fluids contaminants that might be on the gloves. On yourself. So I'm gonna do is have an assistant. From all over. And put some shaving cream on the gloves. And we'll go through the removal procedure with the shaving cream. As a teaching tool to teach students. We moved the gloves without getting any of the shaving cream. On their hands. So take a small glob. Of shaving cream rubbed it. Around both hands. And then we're gonna try to remove the gloves without getting shaving cream on to my skin. For the first glove. Comes off by folding -- inside out now holding the first glove inside the second -- Will remove the second -- By folding that over the first -- Dispose of the gloves. In an appropriate receptacle. Unless something is totally soaked with blood in most states in the United States is not necessary to put -- into a red bag thinking going. Ordinary garbage. But they shouldn't just be wrong side. Because they potentially have. Exposure to infectious material on. After you've taken the gloves up here again going to do hand hygiene -- put some hand gel on. Perform hand hygiene. Doing this until the solution that we're using has -- And your hands are then -- And that -- the exercise. So -- shaving cream exercises a realistic way for firefighters to practice removing gloves. Performing hand hygiene before and after and skill that they'll use every day in their routine in mass calls. Thanks for watching training minutes -- Mac avoid humans Myer Virginia.

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