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How to understand Isolation Gown

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Although face masks may help reduce the spread of some disease-causing organisms, evidence suggests that using face masks may not always protect you or others from exposure to certain pathogens. So at this time, Isolation Gown becomes our best demand.

 

1. About Isolation Gown

Isolation Gown are examples of personal protective equipment used in health care settings.  They are used to protect the wearer from the spread of infection or illness if the wearer comes in contact with potentially infectious liquid and solid material. They may also be used to help prevent the gown wearer from transferring microorganisms that could harm vulnerable patients, such as those with weakened immune systems.  Isolation Gowns are one part of an overall infection-control strategy.

 

A few of the many terms that have been used to refer to Isolation Gowns intended for use in health care settings, include surgical gowns, isolation gowns, surgical isolation gowns, nonsurgical gowns, procedural gowns, and operating room gowns.

 

2. The levels of Isolation Gown

In 2004, the FDA recognized the consensus standard American National Standards Institute/Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (ANSI/AAMI) PB70:2003, “Liquid barrier performance and classification of protective apparel and drapes intended for use in health care facilities.” New terminology in the standard describes the barrier protection levels of gowns and other protective apparel intended for use in health care facilities and specifies test methods and performance results necessary to verify and validate that the gown provides the newly defined levels of protection:

 

Level 1: Minimal risk, to be used, for example, during basic care, standard isolation, cover gown for visitors, or in a standard medical unit

Level 2: Low risk, to be used, for example, during blood draw, suturing, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), or a pathology lab

Level 3: Moderate risk, to be used, for example, during arterial blood draw, inserting an Intravenous (IV) line, in the Emergency Room, or for trauma cases

Level 4: High risk, to be used, for example, during long, fluid intense procedures, surgery,  when pathogen resistance is needed or infectious diseases are suspected (non-airborne)

Regardless of how the product is named (that is, isolation gown, procedure gown, or cover gown), when choosing gowns, look for product labeling that describes an intended use with the desired level of protection based on the above risk levels. Product names are not standardized.

 

3. The method of wearing the Isolation Gown

 

General recommendations for the appropriate use of PPE include:3

 

• Don Isolation Gown before patient contact and generally before entering the patient room.

• Once it is on, use Isolation Gown carefully to avoid contamination. Follow general safe-work practices including:

 

-- Keep hands away from face.

 

-- Work from clean to dirty.

 

-- Limit surfaces touched.

 

-- Change Isolation Gown when torn or heavily contaminated.

 

To don a Isolation Gown:

 

• Select the appropriate type and size.

 

• With the opening in the back, secure the gown at the neck and waist.

 

• If the Isolation Gown is too small for full coverage, use two; the first with the opening in the front, and the second placed over it with the opening in the back.

 

PPE is a critical component of the hierarchy of controls used to protect people in the hospital environments. Gowns are critical elements of the PPE since they are the second-most-used piece of PPE, following gloves.We also provide Medical Protective Clothing, Radiation Protection Suit, contact us.

 


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