Encouraged to double-glove, but don’t like the result?

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It is now widely recognised as good clinical practice to double glove when undertaking surgical procedures, particularly where the patient is deemed to present a high risk or, where the potential for glove puncture is heightened. However, many surgeons choose not to, arguing that the reduction in tactile sensitivity that results is too great. We’re keen to understand if this is still the case and whether a greater use of double gloving would ensue if gloves that could be double-donned without compromising tactile sensitivity were openly available?

If you work in the medical profession and you have an opinon on this we would love to hear from you.


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