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.
- Biederman, DJ; Hartman, AM; Amarasekara, S; Schneider, K; Alvarez-Loayza, P; Brigman, J
- November 2021
Volume / Issue
- 27 / 4
Start / End Page
- 278 - 284
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