I don't think they use powdered gloves (at least in my center; took CS in Houston). Gloves save you time, although there's a minimal risk of an awkward moment when you can't seem to put them on very well. Advantage: you could face the patient and talk with them while putting them on (with eye contact, of course).I washed my hands and passed. I am against wearing gloves because patients may feel that the doctor is worried from them. Also the powder in the gloves will stick to your hands and if you shaked hands with the patient at the end you will see the patient feeling ugly from the powder.
I agree!The patient encounter is time sensitive.
So if you want to save time wear gloves .....it is not that hard as it sounds
And they use powder free latex gloves so you can be sure that you are not gonna get any powder on your hands!
but in hand sanitizer we have to be careful, not to touch the patient when the hands are still wet.. and plus that smell... i get a headache with it.. and smelling it 12 times... no wayy i was thinking to wash my hands , but in the last moment i decided to wear gloves.. it was easy..There are three options now, washing hands/wearing gloves/hand sanitizer. And all three are considered equal during the examination.I didn't know about the hand sanitizer option until the day of my exam. But it's easier and faster since you can face the patient and continue with the interview while you wait for the sanitizer to evaporate.