Surgical Glove Best Practice using a Just Culture Model, Rachel Nolan, RN, BSN, CNOR)

04-29-2020 12:22

The operating room at Bassett Medical Center conducted a skills fair and 2 week surgical glove trial to gain double gloving acceptance using a colored indicator glove, create a synthetic (no natural rubber latex) atmosphere and lower SKUs.  Staff chose Biogel as the new glove. Post implementation showed 100% double gloving compliance in all areas but the cardiac surgical team. There was a 31% decrease in needlestick injuries during the first year following implementation. The OR consolidated SKUs, projected an approximate $40,000 cost reduction in glove spend and clinically benefitted from a no natural rubber latex atmosphere.


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