A lot of people wearing latex hand gloves in Nigeria with the intent of preventing contact with surfaces, so as to try and stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The only problem is that these gloves aren’t as easy to use as you’d expect, and they come with caveats.
While we’ve got links for you to get latex and other rubber gloves online, we seriously recommend you only buy what you need.
- Pinch and hold the outside of the glove near the wrist area.
- Peel downwards, away from the wrist, turning the glove inside out.
- Pull the glove away until it is removed from the hand and hold the inside-out glove with the gloved hand.
- With your un-gloved hand, slide your finger/s under the wrist of the remaining glove, taking care not to touch the outside of the glove.
- Again, peel downwards, away from the wrist, turning the glove inside out.
- Continue to pull the glove down and over the inside-out glove being held in your gloved hand.
- This will ensure that both gloves are inside out, one glove enveloped inside the other, with no contaminant on the bare hands.
And finally a few DO’s and DON’Ts to remember
- DON’T touch environmental surfaces – eg: door handles, a keyboard, a computer mouse – with contaminated gloves
- DON’T touch your face or adjust PPE with contaminated gloves
- DON’T remove one glove, and then pull the other glove off by the fingertips
- DON’T reuse disposable gloves once they have been removed
- DO safely remove excess liquid beforehand
- DO change gloves when heavily soiled or if torn
- DO dispose of used gloves appropriately, in accordance with your company policy
- DO cleanse hands in line with your company’s skin care guidelines
- DO please follow our easy instructions!
Be Sure to Also read our write up on How to remove Disposable Face Masks