Gloves are increasingly promoted for use by healthcare workers, but this use is not without risk.
Data associating powdered gloves with an increased risk of latex allergy is available and there is circumstantial evidence that the powder used may increase bacterial environmental contamination.
In animal models, corn starch, the material used as glove powder, promotes wound infection.
Infection control teams need to be aware of this evidence and should support switching from use of powdered to powder free gloves.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gant, Personnel sanitaire, Utilisation, Matériel clinique, Poudre, Facteur risque, Allergie, Infection, Latex, Incidence, Contrôle, Hôpital, Homme, Hygiène, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Glove, Health staff, Use, Clinical material, Powder, Risk factor, Allergy, Infection, Latex, Incidence, Check, Hospital, Human, Hygiene, Immunopathology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0407182
Code Inist : 002B05A01. Création : 22/03/2000.