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Glove use in nursing practice and its implications: a methodological study

Jovíria Marcia Ferreira de Oliveira Padilha, Selma Petra Chaves Sá, Sonia Regina de Souza, Ana Karine Brum, Márcia Valéria Rosa Lima, Tereza Felipe Guimarães

Abstract


This article originated from the second category that emerged on the professional master's dissertation entitled "Educational technology as a strategy for the use of gloves by nursing professionals aiming the contact precaution", presented to the Review  Board  of  the  nursing  school  Aurora  de  Afonso  Costa,  Universidade  Federal Fluminense  (UFF –  Fluminense  Federal  University).  Aim:  to  identify  the  factors  that interfere in the adhesion and/or adequacy of the precautionary contact measures in the use  of  procedure  sterile  gloves  by  the  nursing  team.  Method:  this  is  a  methodological study  using  a  quantitative  approach,  with  a  total  of  66  participants  distributed  in  four stages.  In  the  first  stage,  45  nursing  professionals  from  the  surgical  clinics  were interviewed in a university hospital between January and March 2014. Results: 93% of the  professionals  report  a  failure  in  the  use  of  gloves  and  only  7%  do  not  observe failures.  Conclusion:  the  suitability  of  gloves  is  crucial  for  the  safety  of  patients, professionals, society and the environment.

Keywords


Health; Information; Infection; Nurses

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17665/1676-4285.20165409