Gloves: Sterilise gloves

How to sterilise examination gloves

Start with a pair of long cuff nitrile examination gloves

Ensure all creases and folds are smoothed out fold the cuffs

Place next to each other on a nonwoven CSR/TNT material aseptic drape

Fold drape inwards so that gloves are not touching each other and cuffs are easily accessible

Autoclave sterilise using a class B or class S autoclave program at 134°c and adequate drying cycle

If not for immediate use out of a Statim, allow 24-48hrs to allow elasticity to return and prevent tackiness