Reply To: double gloving

  • Patricia Conlon

    March 14, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    We would wear the sterile gloves for access, put a dressing on the site, then change to nitrile gloves for VCR administration.


    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


    ——Original Message——


    What do institutions do if you are giving Vincristine immediately after port access and then de-accessing?  Are the RNs wearing chemo gloves?  If so, are they sterile (for the port access) or do the RNs change gloves immediately after access, then give the vincristine, and then deaccess?

    I know this may be more of an outpatient question, but since the question was raised here, I thought I would ask.


    Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    Advocate Children’s Hospital
    Oak Lawn, IL
    United States of America