Sterile gloves are disposable surgical gloves that eliminate or minimize the presence of germs and/or microorganisms. Sterile latex gloves help prevent wound infections and reduce the risk to healthcare professionals of exposure to pathogens in blood and body fluids.
For tissue contact or invasive contact with the human body, the use of sterile medical gloves is highly recommended. They are necessary for almost every surgical intervention. Because the skin cannot be completely disinfected, during surgical incisions, personnel must wear disposable sterile gloves.