- Variety of materials, each one catering to the different needs of the procedure, the patient, and the wearer;
- Relatively inexpensive, safe to use;
- All medical caps offered in the AdvaCare range are latex free, meaning everyone can use them regardless if one has a latex allergy;
- Both the elastic and tie-on style for cap fastening is convenient for putting on and removal;
- Protects the wearer and the patient from contracting infections due to cross contamination;
- Prevents loose hair from falling, reducing the risk of transmitting infectious or contaminated material;
- Medical caps available in multiple sizes and styles. There is a cap that fits everybody’s desires;
- Breathable, lightweight, strong material provides a high level of comfort for the wearer of the cap;
- Relatively inexpensive;
- Medical caps are water resistant and sturdy.
Correct size of cap must be worn by the user, as caps that are ill-fitting may compromise there protective traits or hinder the comfort of the wearer whilst under extreme pressure, characteristic of a surgery.
Medical professionals with longer hair should opt for a bouffant or mob style cap in order to effectively contain all hair. If the cap does not offer sufficient space for the hair, it may cause the hair to be exposed and increase the risk of transmitting contaminated material.
Medical caps are fastened onto the head, 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 medical cap is not used if the packaging or seal is compromised. Evidence of this may suggest tampering or contamination. If one should come across caps inside comprised packaging, the correct course of action is to dispose of it quickly and safely.
- Must prepare the cap for use in a clean, sterile environment, absent of bodily fluids or other sources of contamination;
- In the case of long hair, a cap with sufficient space to contain the hair must be opted for, in order to prevent exposure and risk contamination transmission;
- Promptly and safely dispose of any caps that have touched a potentially contaminated surface;
- Correct material must be selected according to procedure – high risk procedures require a cap material that offers superior protection, for example the spunlace cap;
- Care must be taken when selecting the correct cap size – A comfortable, correct fit is imperative for the wearer to perform a procedure to a high standard and to maintain safety.
Medical caps are manufactured using a variety of materials. The materials used in the range offered by AdvaCare are polypropylene and spunlace.