Sample Glove-Use Policy

January 1, 2006 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance


​This sample policy specifies that powder-free gloves be made available to latex-allergic individuals, but ECRI recommends that facilities go a step further and ask all workers to use only powder-free gloves. Latex-sensitive individuals may suffer an allergic reaction when their nonsensitized colleagues use powdered latex gloves, because the powder may become airborne and reach the sensitive individual or settle on surfaces and persist in the healthcare environment.

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