Kids checks: Should you use gloves all the time?

RACP releases guide on use of gloves when examining children
Geir O'Rourke
surgical gloves

Gloves aren’t always necessary when performing physical examinations on children, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians says.

The college has consulted with its members on their use of gloves when examining children, in response to the Medical Board of Australia’s new guidelines on sexual boundaries.