Perceptions of Glove Use During Vaccination: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE:To better understand clinic attendees' perceptions of nonsterile glove (NSG) use during vaccination and their concern for the environment. DESIGN:This was a cross-sectional, self-administered, in-person survey. METHODS:A nonrandom volunteer sample of vaccination clinic attendees (n = 789) completed a survey assessing their perception of NSG use during influenza vaccination administration and their concern for the environment. FINDINGS:Nearly all respondents equated NSG use with increased safety and professionalism. More than half of respondents reported feeling concerned about environmental waste associated with NSG use. CONCLUSIONS:NSG are not indicated for routine vaccination. Adherence to evidence-based practices on NSG use during vaccination can substantially reduce associated medical waste. Nurses can lead by example by only using NSG when indicated.

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Cited Authors

  • Biederman, DJ; Hartman, AM; Amarasekara, S; Schneider, K; Alvarez-Loayza, P; Brigman, J

Published Date

  • November 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 278 - 284

PubMed ID

  • 34903635

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-4535

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/cn-2021-0013


  • eng