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.