Gloves help protect you when directly handling potentially infectious materials or contaminated surfaces.
- Wear gloves when directly handling potentially infectious materials or in contact with contaminated surfaces.
- Vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves may be worn.
- Change gloves when visibly soiled, torn or punctured.
- Wash hands upon removing gloves. Gloves do not replace the need for excellent handwashing!
- Gloves should be worn as part of Standard Precautions or Contact Precautions.