What are your thoughts on using non sterile gloves for your IV patients in the home?
Is the non sterility of the gloves an issue when performing IV bag changes, or flushing the IV lines?? (Dressing changes of course need sterile gloves)
And if not, why not?? If you wash your hands, why put on non sterile gloves? (I know, to protect the caregiver and patient from each other's skin flora and body fluids).
But isn't there enough bacteria on the gloves to be concerned about?
My nurse was perplexed whenÂ I asked these question, but couldn't give me a great answer. So I ask the silly questions to you.
Thanks for your insights.
Gary Dangerfield, Pharm.D.