Reply To: double gloving

  • Kimberly Duback

    March 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I would be interested in other’s responses to this as well.  We have thick “chemotherapy safe” gloves and it can be challenging to put on 2 pairs of gloves, so the practice is inconsistent.  Our adult oncology teams have said that they have found it easier to apply a smaller sized glove first and then a larger size on top.  This way one of the gloves can be under the cuff and one over the cuff.  We are looking at our chemotherapy administration policy, so I am curious how others respond.

    Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    Advocate Children’s Hospital
    Oak Lawn, IL
    United States of America
    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-02-2015 01:26 PM
    From: Patricia Conlon
    Subject: double gloving

    Sorry but can anyone respond to this?

    For those who are double gloving, do you apply 2 pairs of Nitrile gloves over each other and do you have any issues with this?

    We are planning on switching to the Halyard (purple) brand since it is the only one which also works for protection against Thiotepa and Carmustine but find it very challenging to apply one pair on top of the other. Staff struggle to place them and can lose dexterity.

    Thank you in advance,

    Patricia Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS,

    Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist,

    Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,

    Fr 3C/2B & Pediatric Infusion Therapy Center,

    Pager: 127-02560 Phone: 5-6003

    Mayo Clinic Children’s Center 200 First Street S.W. Rochester, MN 55905

    Patricia Conlon, CNP,CNS,MS,RN
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
    United States