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Learning About How to Take Off Disposable Gloves

Gloves help protect your health and the health of the person you're caring for. But once gloves have been used, they can spread germs between people or to surfaces they come into contact with. So it's important to remove your disposable gloves safely.

How do you remove disposable gloves?

Grasp the cuff

Use one hand to grab the cuff of the other glove
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  1. Use the hand that you write with to grasp the cuff of the glove on the other hand.

Pull the glove off

Start at the cuff and pull the glove off so that it turns inside out
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  1. Pull that glove off so that it is inside out. Be sure any soiled material stays inside that glove.

Ball up the glove

Ball up the glove with your covered hand and then put one or two bare fingers inside the second glove so you can remove it
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  1. Ball up the removed glove in the palm of your gloved hand. Slide one or two bare fingers inside the other glove. Make sure that the bare fingers don't touch the outside of the glove.

Peel off the other glove

Pull the second glove off over the balled-up glove
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  1. Pull down with those fingers, peeling off the glove. The first glove will be inside the second glove.

Throw away gloves

Throw away the gloves in a plastic bag
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  1. Throw away the gloves in a plastic bag, and wash your hands.

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