(2) The circulator opens the outer wrapper of the glove package and flips
them onto the sterile field.
(3) Open the inner package containing the gloves and pick up one glove
by the folded cuff edge with the sleeve-covered hand (see Figure 1-21).
Figure 1-21. Picking up a glove by its folded cuff edge with a sleeve-covered hand.
Note that gloves are packaged with a wide folded cuff so the specialist can don the
gloves without touching the outside surfaces with his bare fingers.
NOTE: The scrub should don the first glove in accordance with the hand he uses most
of the time, i.e., a right-handed specialist can perform the closed cuff gloving procedure
more quickly and efficiently by putting on the left glove first. A left-handed specialist will
facilitate the procedure for himself by putting on the right glove first.
(4) Place the glove on the opposite gown sleeve, palm down, with the
glove fingers pointing toward your shoulder (see Figure 1-22). The palm of your hand
inside the gown sleeve must be facing upward toward the palm of the glove.
Figure 1-22. Placing the glove on the opposite sleeve. Note that no part of either hand is
visible through the gown cuff.