Idea Exchange: Broken glass and bare hands are a bad combo Mar 01, 2012 By dvm360.com staff VETERINARY MEDICINE Serious hand lacerations can occur if you break glass drug ampules with your bare hands. Keep a retired cloth surgical drape or a hand towel handy to snap these ampules open safely. Dr. Mary Carr Lombard, Ill. Related linksIdea Exchange: Keep blades handy—and safe—in the exam room Hot topics on dvm360Pet Owner 2.0: A dvm360 Leadership Challenge Veterinary issues in 2016: Will this be the year of telemedicine? Top 8 nastiest things to clean at a veterinary practice The 12 days of veterinary client handouts Need a urine sample? Urine luck!