Disposable Gloves

Medical team assessing a patient in the ER
Always wear disposable gloves when you are providing emergency care, even if no blood is visible.

Disposable gloves should be a standard component of emergency response and first aid equipment and should be worn by anyone initiating emergency care.

It is best to always wear disposable gloves when providing first aid care.

Replace your gloves as soon as possible if they are torn, punctured, contaminated, or if their ability to function as a barrier is compromised.

Contaminated Protective Equipment

Remove contaminated gloves by turning them inside out. Be careful to prevent any splashing or spraying of potentially infectious material. You should always wash your hands after removing your gloves, even if you don’t think they were contaminated.