RDH CE Evening Express Archived Presentation: Originally gloves were used to provide protection from blood-borne pathogens, but a mounting list of unintended consequences began impacting our hand health: poorly fitted gloves, restricted hand movements, reduced tactile sensitivity, skin sensitivities and allergies and high material failure rates. Providing dental care is literally a hands-on activity. Today there are affordable, high quality ergonomically-certified gloves made from advanced formulations that provide comfortable fit, improve tactical sensitivity, reduce skin sensitivities, and are formulated for long, wet procedures. Learn how proper glove will help keep your hands healthy. Learning Objectives: Learn how gloves became standard personal protection devices Recognize how quality gloves are manufactured and tested Describe how glove fabrics differ and which are appropriate for health care Appreciate the relative risk for developing a hand musculoskeletal disorder Learn how to select the correct glove size and proper glove fit Identify how glove fit impacts grip strength, pinch forces, tactile sensitivity and hand fatigue Understand hand hygiene practices, skin irritation, and sensitivity and allergy issues Summarize how the correct glove supports a more sustainable clinical career and a healthier personal lifestyle. Educational Support Provided by: Ansell
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