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Guidelines for glove selection (2003) (PDF)

Excerpt from a document prepared by the Infection Control Team, Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust


  • Contact dermatitis: A type of immune-mediated inflammatory skin rash that results from an allergy to a particular substance.
  • Healthcare associated infections: Infections which are acquired by the patient during treatment, investigation or rehabilitation in a hospital or community setting.
  • Latex allergy: An undesirable immune response due to hypersensitivity to latex.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Specialised clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against infectious materials.
  • Standard infection control precautions: Basic level of infection control that should be used in the care of all patients all of the time.
  • Sterile: Free from micro-organisms.