What is the purpose of an isolation gown?
An isolation gown is intended to protect healthcare personnel and patients from the transfer of micro-organisms and particulate material.
How long is a medical gown effective? When should it be replaced or disposed of?
All Medicom medical gowns are single-use products. That means that gowns should be disposed of and replaced if any type of fluid has soiled it, an object has penetrated the material, or if the gown is ripped, torn or damaged in any way.
Does the fit of an isolation gown matter?
Yes, proper fit of an isolation gown is very important. If a gown is too large; it can pose a tripping hazard for the wearer and expose too much skin around the neck. If it is too small, it will not provide adequate coverage and inhibit the wearer’s movement. A gown that is too small also risks tearing during use and exposing the wearer to harmful contaminants.
What AAMI level does this gown come in?
It is available in AAMI levels 1 and 2.
What is AAMI PB70:2012?
PB70:2012 is a publication by AAMI detailing the liquid barrier performance and classification of protective apparel and drapes intended for use in health care facilities. It rates gowns in increasing levels of protection from level 1 (lowest) through to level 4 (highest). It has become recognized as the global standard for protection criteria of isolation gowns throughout the world.
- AAMI Level 1: Using test method AATCC-42: Water Resistance: Impact Penetration, criteria: ≤ 4.5 g
- AAMI Level 2: Using test method AATCC-42: Water Resistance: Impact Penetration, criteria: ≤ 1.0 g and using AATCC-127: Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure, criteria: ≥ 20 cm
- AAMI Level 3: Using test method AATCC-42: Water Resistance: Impact Penetration, criteria: ≤ 1.0 g and using AATCC-127: Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure, criteria: ≥ 50 cm
- AAMI Level 4: Using test method ASTM F1671: Viral Penetration, criteria: Pass