Gowns come in many forms and styles. There is something […]
Gowns come in many forms and styles. There is something for everyone and every budget. A good thing about gowns is that they can be made out of many different materials including cloth, vinyl, plastic, and more. There are many advantages to wearing a gown including looking professional and protecting the body from infections while at the same time allowing the person to move around freely. The main factor to consider when choosing a gown is what is needed. Here are a few of the main factors that one should keep in mind when purchasing a gown:
Different types of Surgical Gown Materials An important factor to keep in mind is that some materials cause allergic reactions, infections, and irritations to the skin and respiratory systems of healthcare workers. Some common allergic reactions include skin rash, itchiness, headaches, nausea, and swelling. The main concern with using textiles, vinyl, and polyester materials is that they can be non-biodegradable and pose a health risk. Studies show that exposure to high levels of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and certain pesticides can cause irritations to the eyes, lungs, and skin. Studies also show that some types of textiles, particularly natural cotton blends, contain a carcinogen (cancer causing substance) called dioxane.
Absorption Determines Impact of Gowns on Workplace Health One of the key factors that affect the level of absorption of a surgical gown material is the barrier performance. Barriers are measured by how well they prevent spillage and other potential contamination from occurring in the first place. High barrier performance allows gown materials to move and sit on the body without feeling like it is rubbing or pressing against the skin. Good barrier performance is important for providing adequate work protection to healthcare workers while still maintaining a comfortable, ergonomic working environment.
An important test requirement for surgical gowns and other barrier performance fabrics is the ability to resist chemical absorption through human body absorption. This includes but is not limited to gases, vapors, and chemicals such as ink that are introduced to the patient during surgery. While the majority of medical garments meet test requirements, there are still fabrics that should be evaluated for their resistance to specific hazards. An evaluation of the test requirements for each individual product in the company's line of sterile surgical gowns is determined by the manufacturer.
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Materials Selection For the Best Barrier Performance An important factor in the selection of barrier performance is the type of surface that the garment will be applied to. Barriers can be made from a variety of fabrics and different types of barrier systems, including elasticated and nylon fabrics. Manufacturers must evaluate test requirements and select fabrics based on those test requirements. As an example, some tests may focus on permeability, while others may focus on resistance to chemical penetration. As a result, the selection of barrier gowns will depend on the type of exposure that healthcare workers will experience while wearing the protective garments.
Selection of Barrier-Gown Material An important factor in the selection of barrier clothing is the need to minimize contamination. For this purpose, manufacturers often utilize isolation gowns for surgical and hospital gowns. Although many hospital employees have been trained in the use of surgical and hospital gowns, there are still issues that remain with the wearing of these protective garments after patient care has occurred.