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Although protective clothing plays an important role in the prevention and control of infections, textile materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) known to be used in medical institutions are one of the sources of cross infection. The spread of infectious diseases; however, laboratory and field studies have produced different results on their efficacy. Many organizations have published specifications for the use of PPE in medical institutions, including isolation suits.
The main points are as follows:
About the Isolation Gown
Isolation Gowns Gives the Advantage to Reusable
When and where you should wear isolation clothing:
Surgical isolation gowns are used when there is a medium to high risk of contamination and a need for larger critical zones than traditional surgical gowns. Surgical isolation gowns, like surgical gowns, are regulated by the FDA as a Class II medical device that requires a 510(k) premarket notification.
All areas of the surgical isolation gown except bindings, cuffs, and hems are considered critical zones of protection and must meet the highest liquid barrier protection level for which the gown is rated. All seams must have the same liquid barrier protection as the rest of the gown. Additionally, the fabric of the surgical isolation gown should cover as much of the body as is appropriate for the intended use.
Disposable and reusable isolation gowns were studied from their inception as raw materials in the earth to manufacture of the coverall product, to use/reuse, then to final end-of-life disposition. The scope and the results emphasize transparent, science-based life cycle analysis.
The study found that choosing reusable isolation gowns instead of disposable alternatives decreases the environmental footprint by:
• 28% lower natural resource energy consumption,
• 30% lower greenhouse gas emissions (measured as CO2 emissions),
• 41% lower total water consumed (blue water),
• 93-99% lower solid waste generation at health care facility.
Put on a clean isolation gown upon entry into the person’s room or area. Change the gown if it becomes soiled. Remove and discard the gown in a dedicated container for waste or linen before leaving the
person’s room or care area. Disposable gowns should be discarded after use. Cloth gowns should be laundered after each use.
If there are shortages of gowns, they should be prioritized for aerosol-generating procedures, care activities where splashes and sprays are anticipated, and high-contact personal care activities which provide opportunities for transfer of pathogens to the hands and clothing of caregiver.
▪ providing hygiene
▪ changing linens
▪ changing briefs or assisting with toileting
▪ device care or use
▪ wound care
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