Disposable protective clothing, disposable isolation gowns, and disposable surgical gowns are all commonly used protective equipment for hospital medical staff. In different scenarios such as patient diagnosis, clinical operations, blood tests, etc., the protective equipment used is also different. Hubei Haixing Green Cross analyzes which protective equipment should be used in various situations.
1. Product Features
Disposable protective clothing: Disposable protective clothing is made of high-performance spunbond non-woven fabric and anti-static medical dialysis membrane, which is light and soft, and has high protective performance. Disposable protective clothing has filtering, dust-proof, bacteria-filtering, particle-free ultrasonic sealing edges, which can better block dust and microorganisms, and are allergy-free. Protective clothing is to prevent medical staff from being infected and is a single item of isolation.
Disposable isolation gowns: Disposable isolation gowns are usually made of non-woven materials, or combined with materials with better impermeability properties such as plastic films. Disposable isolation gowns are used to protect medical staff from contamination by blood, body fluids, and other infectious substances during contact, or to protect patients from infection. Isolation gowns can not only prevent medical staff from being infected or contaminated, but also prevent patients from being infected, which is a two-way isolation.
Disposable surgical gowns: Disposable surgical gowns are made of non-woven or laminated non-woven composite materials with certain protective properties to prevent the spread of infectious agents between patients and medical staff during surgical procedures and other invasive examinations . The surgical gown plays a two-way protective role during the operation, and the barrier function of the surgical gown is regarded as the key to reducing the risk of infection during the operation.
2. Usage scenarios
Disposable protective clothing: 1. When contacting patients with Class A or managed by Class A infectious diseases. 2. Contact with patients with infectious diseases transmitted by air or droplets may be splashed by the patient's blood, body fluids, secretions, and excrement.
Disposable isolation gown: 1. When in contact with patients with infectious diseases and multidrug-resistant bacteria infected by contact. 2. When carrying out protective isolation of patients, such as the diagnosis, treatment and nursing of patients with extensive burns and bone marrow transplants. 3. It may be splashed by the patient's blood, body fluids, secretions, and filth.
Disposable surgical gown: After strict aseptic sterilization, it is used for invasive treatment of patients in specialized operating rooms.
3. Appearance and material
Disposable Protective Clothing: Disposable protective clothing is a one-piece structure consisting of a hooded top and pants. The cuffs, ankle cuffs, and the face of the hat are closed with elastic elastics. Disposable protective clothing uses smooth fabrics to reduce fiber shedding, and is free of cleaning and maintenance. Protective clothing should fit well and adequately cover the clothing inside.
Disposable Isolation Gowns: Isolation gowns should open at the back and cover all clothing and exposed skin to form a physical barrier to the spread of microorganisms and other substances. Isolation gowns can be reusable or disposable without a cap.
Disposable surgical gown: Disposable surgical gown consists of collar, body, sleeves and laces, one piece, no cap. Generally, the cuffs of the surgical gown are elastic, which is easy to wear and wear sterile gloves. The cuffs of the surgical gown are made of pure cotton high-density threaded cuffs, which are soft and not stiff. The neckline is designed with high-quality Velcro, which is more convenient to use than the traditional lace-up style and greatly shortens the wearing time.
To sum up, what is the difference between protective clothing, isolation gowns and surgical gowns? In terms of appearance, protective clothing has a cap, while isolation gowns and surgical gowns do not have caps; the waistband of the isolation gown should be tied to the front for easy removal, and the waistband of the surgical gown should be tied at the back. From the perspective of usage scenarios and characteristics, the three have overlapping places. The use standard of disposable surgical gowns and disposable protective clothing is significantly higher than that of disposable isolation gowns; for scenarios where isolation gowns are commonly used in clinical practice, disposable surgical gowns and isolation gowns can be used interchangeably, but must use disposable surgical gowns. The place cannot be replaced by isolation gowns.