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At our institution we recommend the following: Don chemotherapy safe gloves and gown. Double gloving is recommended for the protection of the employee. Use powder free gloves. All gloves are permeable to some extent and their permeability increases with time so they should be changed every 30 minutes or immediately if they are torn, punctured or contaminated with a spill. Wash hands before gloves are put on and after they are removed. Most contamination occurs during glove removal; turn gloves inside out when removing so that contaminated surfaces do not touch hands. In addition to gloves and gown, goggles and/or face shield should be utilized if there is a risk of splashing i.e. when giving chemotherapy via NG tube or patient uncooperative with taking oral chemotherapy.
Regina Wilkes CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN United States ——————————————-