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Ideas That Work: Waste Not
Recycle Unused Gowns and Gloves
OSD Staff
Publish Date: June 4, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
unused gowns and gloves SECOND HAND Why toss out gowns and gloves that are opened but unused?

Waste Not
Recycle Unused Gowns and Gloves

If gowns and gloves get opened during a procedure, but don't get used (and aren't soiled), don't discard them. Keep them in a central area. Staff or anesthesia can use them if they get cold, they can be used in non-sterile procedures or during cleaning and reprocessing. The same goes for any supply that you have in your custom packs (for example, towels). If they're unused during a procedure, try to find another use and recycle.

Greg DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites
Waltham, Mass.
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