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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual


Updated gloves literature review and practice recommendations

10 Jun 2022

The gloves literature review has been reviewed and a number of amendments made to recommendations. The SBARs for use of gloves for environmental cleaning and administration of vaccinations have now been removed and the contents have been incorporated into this literature review.

Appendix 5 - glove selection flowchart has been updated for clarity of wording.

The bullet points in section 1.4 of the NIPCM for gloves have been reworded with the addition of 2 new bullets:

  • Gloves are a single-use item and should be changed immediately after each use or upon completion of a task;
  • not be worn as a substitute to hand hygiene.