Use of double gloves to protect the surgeon from blood contact during aesthetic procedures.
The potential for blood contact with nonintact skin puts operating room personnel at an increased risk of exposure to hepatitis or HIV virus.
Frank needle-stick injury to the surgeon has been shown to occur once every 20-40 operations.
It has been shown that blood contact exposure during aesthetic surgery occurs in 32% of the operations in which a single pair of surgical gloves is used (surgeon 39.7%, assistant 23%). The reduction of blood contact exposure during aesthetic surgical procedures by using two pairs of gloves was tested and demonstrated.
Contact rates decreased by 70%. Outer-glove perforations occurred in 25.6% of the cases, while inner-glove perforations occurred in only 10% of the cases (surgeon 8.7%, assistant 3.5%). All of the inner-glove perforations occurred during procedures that lasted longer than two hours, and in no case was there an inner-glove defect without a corresponding outerglove perforation.
The nondominant index finger (33%) was the most common location.
Double gloving during aesthetic procedures reduced the operating room personnel's risk of blood contact exposure by 70% when compared with singleglove use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie plastique, Prévention, Contamination, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Gant, Chirurgien, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Plastic surgery, Prevention, Contamination, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Glove, Surgeon, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0412937
Code Inist : 002B25M. Création : 01/03/1996.