Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
In the management of simple lacerations^ are sterile gloves and sterile saline required to reduce infection?

Bottom-line:
The present evidence indicates that simple lacerations can be cleaned with tap water and repaired with clean non-sterile gloves without an increased risk of infection.


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Publication Date: 2009-6-1
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:10:46