Gloves should be worn in all procedures involving contact with blood or other potentially infected body fluids. Gloves must be discarded after each patient, or decontaminated, washed and properly sterilized. Gloves are not required for routine care activities in which contact is limited to a patient’s intact skin.
Clean non-sterile gloves will be worn:
For examination and non surgical procedures
Contact with blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, mucous membranes, draining wounds, or non-intact skin.
For handling items visibly soiled with blood, body fluids, secretions when the health worker has skin lesions on the hand.
Protective clothing such as waterproof gowns, aprons and or masks must be worn only where there is likelihood of exposure to large amounts of blood or body fluids such as in theatre, labour room or laboratory.