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 dvm3605 ways to wow pet owners (and pets) 10 steps to take when a practice owner dies dvm360 sits down with Dr. Pol Ack! How do you spell that again? "Best. Veterinary Practice. EVER."