#HealthyAtHome: Precautions Still Needed Even with Gloves [VIDEO]
The other day, I was getting my groceries and I was wearing gloves. And something occurred to me.
I bagged everything up and got to my car and realized my gloves had touched the exact same things my hands would have, so I sanitized them before I touched my car. Then sat the bags in the middle of the kitchen floor and pulled my purchases out of the bags and wiped them down with disinfectant wipes.
Then I threw the gloves away and washed my hands.
In other words, I did everything I would have done if I hadn't been wearing the gloves. And there's nothing wrong with wearing them. You just have to remember they are your hands when you have them on and you have to take the same precautions.
In this video, a Michigan ER nurse demonstrates, with paint, how cross-contamination can still happen even with gloves: