Wear a fresh pair of non-sterile, medical
grade, latex, nitrile or vinyl disposal examination gloves:
(a) during the treatment of each client;
(b) when contact with blood or
other potentially infectious materials, mucous membranes and non-intact skin
could occur; and
(c) during the
procedures of soaking, cleaning, rinsing, drying and packaging of forceps and
other contaminated instruments.
(2) Refrain from using latex gloves if the
client's health history assessment file indicates a sensitivity or allergic
reaction to latex-based products.
Decontaminate hands in accordance with
the procedures in
21 NCAC 19
before putting on gloves and immediately after
gloves are removed.
event of an interrupted treatment session:
remove and discard gloves;
decontaminate hands before touching items or surfaces; and
(c) decontaminate hands before re-gloving
with a fresh pair of gloves before resuming treatment.
In the event of torn or perforated
(a) remove torn or perforated gloves
(c) re-glove with fresh
(a) remove gloves;
(b) dispose in a receptacle located in the
treatment room; and
immediately decontaminate hands.