Glove Removal Test Activity

posted Apr 30, 2015, 7:46 PM by Todd Fox   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 2:14 PM ]
Teach the best way to remove gloves without spreading more infection

 Glo Germ Health Lesson

Glo Germ Lesson: Glove Removal Test

Glove Removal Test



Content Objective:

Faculty and students will learn the proper way to apply and remove gloves for emergency situations.  Faculty and students will gain confidence when handling blood and other infectious situations.  In addition, faculty and students will see the effects of careless glove removal.


Glo Germ Kit, box(es) of gloves (make sure to choose the variety of glove types available to your organization to simulate a normal glove offering), Glove Removal Handout (PDF is attached), flipcharts, Certificates of Achievement, prizes and awards, Instructional video on blood and protective equipment (optional), etc. 


  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Virus
  • Blood Pathogens

Building Background Knowledge:

Ask students the following questions:

  • How do gloves and other personal protective equipment help keep faculty and students safe?
    • The caregiver is protected from infectious agents
    • The injured/hurt individual is protected from further infectious agents from the caregiver
  • Why is glove removal important? (main cause of spreading)
  • How do gloves deceive users of eliminating the risk of infectious germs?
    • The average person thinks that wearing  gloves takes away the risk of germs, but they forget about the importance of not touching articles of clothing, their face, and so forth.



  • Make sure all students or faculty members can effectively put on gloves.
  • Use the Glo Germ Powder to illustrate how germs spread and affect us daily.
    • Have students apply the Glo Germ Gel or Powder.  Make sure they get it all over their hands (i.e. doorknobs, sinks, pencils, or other designated area)
    • Using the black light, show students how germs lurk on their hands
    • Have them wash their hands and check for the germs again
    • Use the Glo Germ Lotion or Powder for many of the activities and games supplied by OUTFOX in this manual



Introduce the subject by emphasizing that, even with the use of gloves, infectious particles can pass from person to person.  First, have your employee(s) wash their hands properly and apply a pair of gloves.  Once they have gloves on, apply the simulated germs (Glo Germ Lotion or Powder).  You can apply the Lotion or Powder to the gloves directly or to an item and have them “use” the item to get the germs spreading.

Next, show them the simulated germs with a black light in a dark or shaded area.  Then, instruct them to remove their gloves as they would on a normal basis.  Turn the black light on once more and inspect their hands, gowns, workstation, etc. for spread germs.  Especially check for “flipped” particles and point out that the contents flipped onto areas in the classroom could be highly infectious material. 

Share statistics or stories to further illustrate the importance of handling infectious agents, even in disposal.  Have the faculty or students repeat the task as many times as necessary to get optimal results.  Finally, pass out certificates, awards and prizes to those that completed the training successfully and excelled at the task.

“Hands On Experience:”


  • Fluorescent Germs
  • Seeing how germs spread (even onto clothes and other places)
  • Getting gloves off without spreading more germs
  • Inspecting the area for “Flipped” germs

Wrap Up:


  • Ensure that all faculty members or students are present and attentive (it is recommended to form a circle during the demonstrations) while each person is being checked. 
  • Run through each question asked at the beginning of the lesson one more time and talk about the new insight gained.

Home Connection:


  • Have the faculty member or student tell at least one person about their experience.
  • Show family members and friends the Glove Removal Handout to illustrate best practice standards


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