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REFERENCES

Latex Allergy & Sensitivities:

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17. Sussman G. The effects of interventions and glove changes in healthcare workers with latex allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003; 90:179-80.

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Double Gloving

6. Clyde Smoot E. Practical Precautions for avoiding sharp injuries and blood exposure. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1998; vol. 101(2): 528-534
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8. ACORN standards for perioperative nursing. Australian College of Operating Room Nurses. 2004
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11. Thomas et al. Intraoperative glove perforation: single versus double gloving in protection against skin contamination.Postgrad Med J. 2001; vol 77: 458-460.
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Glove Powder Complications

1. Moriber-Katz, S. et al. Contamination of perfused donor kidneys by starch from surgical gloves. Am J Clin Pathol. 1998; Jul90(1): 81-84.
2. Edelstam, J. et al. Glove powder in the hospital environment – consequences for healthcare workers. Int. Arch. Environ. Health 2002; vol. 75: 267-271.
3. Sjosten, A.C.E. et al. Post-operative consequences of glove powder used pre-operatively in the vagina in the rabbit model. Human Reproduction. 2000; vol. 15: 1573-1577.

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Hazards of Scattered Radiation

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10. Silverman SG, Tuncali K, Adams DF et al. CT fluoroscopy-guided abdominal interventions: techniques, results, and radiation exposure. Radiology 1999;212:673–81.

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SANDEL

1. Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC). Occupational Exposures in Australian Nurses, July 2008. Canberra: ASCC; 2008; Pg 9-17. 
2. Compendium of Workers’ Compensation Statistics Australia 2009-2010; Pg 68-73. 
3. AIHW & Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care 2007. Sentinel events in Australian public hospitals 2004-05. Safety and quality of health care no. 2. Cat. no. HSE 51. Canberra: AIHW; Pg 12-14.