177 percent of perforations can be detected with an indicator under the gloves, compared with only 21 percent in standard double-gloving, and even fewer with single-glove technique. Walijee J, Malay S, Chung K. Sharps Injuries: The Risks and Relevance to Plastic Surgeons. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 131: 784, 2013.
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6AORN Guideline for Sterile Technique from 2015 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.
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11Thomas-Copeland, Do Surgical Personnel Really Need to Double-Glove? AORN Journal, FEBRUARY 2009, VOL 89, NO 2; page 327.
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13Data on file with Cardinal Health. California Skin Research Institute Study, Project Number 03-118.
14As compared to Cardinal Health™ Protexis® PI Surgical Gloves.
152013-2015 Sales Data on file with Cardinal Health.