PP - EconoSafe (Weight: 30g) (SGW-01);SMS+PE - EconoSafe Plus (Weight: 30g) (SGW-02);PP - XtraSafe (Weight: 45g) (SGW-03);PP+PE - XtraSafe Reinforced (Front and Sleeves) (SGW-04);SMS+PE - XtraSafe Plus (Weight: 45g) (SGW-05);SMS+PE - XtraSafe Plus Reinforced (Front and Sleeves) (SGW-06);PP -XtraSafe Ultra (Weight: 60g) (SGW-07);PP+PE - XtraSafe Ultra Reinforced (Front and Sleeves) (SGW-08);SMS+PE - XtraSafe Ultra Plus (Weight: 60g) (SGW-09);SMS+PE - XtraSafe Ultra Plus Reinforced (Front and Sleeves) (SGW-10)
AdvaCare is a CE, ISO and USFDA manufacturer, and global supplier Hospital Gowns. The StaySafe™ brand of Hospital Gowns is internationally distributed and recognized for reliable quality and exceptional value. With distribution across developed and developing markets alike, our products are uniquely positioned as the brand of choice for medical professionals.
The primary function of hospital gowns is to provide a physical barrier between the patient and the medical operator, the one wearing the gown.
It works as a protective barrier, physically stopping contaminated or infectious material from being transferred between the patient and the medical operator. It protects both patient and medical professional.
Infectious material that hospital gowns defend against includes microbial agents such as bacteria and/or viruses.
Hospital gown protection stems from the fact that they are liquid retardant, i.e. they do not allow liquids from breaching and contacting the wearers’ body. This ability to deter liquid can be carried over to other fields that require contaminant resistance, for example, the food industry.
There are a number of substances which must be protected against in a surgical environment, including body fluids like blood and chemicals agents used during surgery.
The design of the gown enables staff easy access to the patient whilst they are being operated on – this is essential, as surgeons must be as comfortable and have minimal interferences when performing surgical procedures.
Gowns come pre-sterilized and in a range of different styles, including sleeveless, short sleeves and long sleeves. Sterile, long-sleeve gowns should always be used by the surgeon when performing surgery, to maximize protection. The sleeveless and short sleeve variants are more suitable for patients or for surgeons when they are tending to patients outside of surgery.
Hospital gowns are made from lightweight, breathable material for maximum comfort. They are limber yet strong, allowing for a high level of mobility for the surgeon whilst structural integrity is maintained.
Gowns are designed for one-time use, to avoid transmitting contaminated material. They are easily disposed of to facilitate this purpose.
The primary materials hospital gowns are made from are polypropylene (PP), spunbond+meltblown+spunbond (SMS) and reinforced material (PE). Each material has different benefits specific to different uses.
PP is especially useful in repelling water, as well as being chemically resistant.
SMS is comprised of 3 layers, making this material robust and strong. One of the layers protects against bacteria and functions as a repellant.
PE Reinforced material has advantages of both materials, making them appropriate for procedures where multiple facets of protection are required that is not offered by a single type of gown. Polypropylene and spunbond+meltblown+spunbond can be reinforced. They provide additional strength. Usually, the enhanced protection capabilities of PE reinforced gowns are not required for the majority of surgery, so it is ultimately up to personal preferences and requirements of the task.
Gown selection should be made based on the specific aspects of the procedure. This includes the anticipated contaminants that one will be exposed to and the area of the body that is being operated on.
PP HOSPITAL GOWNS
Gown is composed of polypropylene.
- Chemically resistant.
SMS HOSPITAL GOWNS
This variant is composed of spunbond+meltblown+spunbond.
- Three layered design provides high strength;
- Bacterial layer, protection against bacteria.
REINFORCED PE HOSPITAL GOWNS
These gowns are manufactured from reinforced polypropylene or spunbond+meltblown+spunbond.
- Provides additional strength to the standard PP and SMS gowns;
- Useful in surgeries that require added protection which the standard gowns do not offer;
- Patients normally not required to wear this sort of hospital gown.
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Benefits of Hospital Gowns
- Variety of materials, each one catering to the different needs of the procedure, the patient, and the wearer;
- Relatively inexpensive, safe to use;
- Protects the wearer and the patient from contracting infections due to cross contamination;
- Easily disposed, low risk of transferring contaminants since they are single use;
- Hospital gowns available in multiple sizes. There is a size for everybody;
- Breathable, lightweight, strong material provides a high level of comfort and mobility for the wearer of the gown;
- Gowns allow the surgeon easy access when operating on the patient;
- Relatively inexpensive;
- Gowns are water resistant, anti-bacterial and sturdy.
The correct size of the gown must be worn by the user, as gowns that are ill-fitting may compromise their protective traits or hinder the mobility and comfort of the wearer whilst under extreme pressure, characteristic of a surgery.
Surgeons must wear long-sleeved gowns, to endure maximum protection for both surgeon and patient, especially because surgery carries numerous risks of contamination. Patients and practitioners outside of surgery are not under the same restrictions, and short-sleeved/sleeveless gowns are permitted for use.
Hospital gowns are slipped over the body, ensuring correct fit and comfort is attained. Slight adjustments may be necessary in order to achieve this. The wearer is ready for surgical operation.
It is imperative that the hospital gown is not used if the packaging or seal is compromised. Evidence of this may suggest tampering or loss of sterility. If one should come across gowns inside comprised packaging, the correct course of action is to dispose of it quickly and safely.
- It is of utmost importance that hospital gowns are not reused. Once used, the device is not fit to be salvaged for further used, as sterilization cannot be retained. Re-using gowns can result in infections being transmitted between health practitioner and patient;
- Must prepare the gown for use in a clean, sterile environment, absent of bodily fluids or other sources of contamination;
- Sterile, long-sleeved hospital gowns must be worn for surgical procedures;
- Promptly and safely dispose of any gowns that have touched a potentially contaminated surface;
- Correct material must be selected according to procedure – high-risk procedures require a gown material that offers superior protection, for example, a PE reinforced gown;
- Care must be taken when selecting the correct gown size – A comfortable, correct fit is imperative for the wearer to perform a procedure to a high standard and to maintain safety.
Hospital gowns are manufactured using a variety of materials. The materials used in the range offered by AdvaCare are polypropylene, spunbond+meltblown+spunbond and reinforced PE gowns.