SURGICALLY CLEAN AND STERILE GLOVES
Sterile gloves are always used in any sterile field/area while surgical clean gloves may be used for more routine medical and surgical tasks - purely as a barrier against microorganisms, contaminants and chemicals while performing tasks in a medical or healthcare environment.
Gloves are the most common type of personal protective equipment (PPE). Gloves are considered a barrier protecting both you and your patient from the transfer of harmful microorganisms. Always use gloves when you work on a patient. Gloves are absolutely essential when you have an existing cut or small wound on your own hand and when you are touching any bodily fluids, secretions and/or excretions.
Method on how to safely remove contaminated gloves
Pinch the glove on the inside of your left hand near the cuff
Pull and slide it inside out towards your fingertips
"Cup" it in your right hand
Now take two fingers from your left (ungloved) hand, slide them underneath the cuff
Pull it off making sure it comes off inside out
Keep on pulling until it slips off your hand.
Throw your gloves away in a biohazard bag or bin.