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Using gloves for blood-drawing
Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations call for standard blood and body fluid precautions when working with all patients, regardless of diagnosis or circumstances. This includes using gloves when touching blood or other body substances, mucous membranes, or non-intact skin. Therefore, gloves are indicated for blood-drawing, regardless of expertise. Hand hygiene is mandatory before putting on gloves.

Hand hygiene after blood-drawing
Hand hygiene must be done after blood-drawing after gloves are removed. Wearing gloves does not eliminate the need for hand hygiene after gloves are removed.

Using gloves when handling the urine specimen
Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations call for standard blood and body fluid precautions when working with all patients, regardless of diagnosis or circumstances. This includes using gloves when touching blood or other body substances, mucous membranes, or non-intact skin. Therefore, gloves are indicated when handling urine specimens.

Hand hygiene after handling the urine specimen
Hand hygiene must be done after handling a urine specimen after gloves are removed. Wearing gloves does not eliminate the need for hand hygiene.

Using gloves when handling the stool specimen
Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations call for standard blood and body fluid precautions when working with all patients, regardless of diagnosis or circumstances. This includes wearing gloves when touching blood or other body substances, mucous membranes, or non-intact skin. Therefore, gloves are indicated when handling stool specimens.

Hand hygiene after handling the stool specimen
Hand hygiene must be done after handling a stool specimen after gloves are removed. Wearing gloves does not eliminate the need for hand hygiene.