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.
- 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.