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Double gloving to reduce infection

VOL: 99, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 58The invasive nature of surgery, with its increased exposure to blood, means that during surgery there is a high risk of a transfer of pathogens. Pathogens can be transferred through contact between surgical patients and the surgical team, resulting in postoperative or blood-borne infections in patients or blood-borne infections in the surgical team. Wearing two pairs of surgical gloves, as opposed to one pair, is considered to provide a barrier and ...

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