Surgical gowns are personal protective equipment used in health care environment. If the wearer comes into contact with potentially infectious liquid and solid material, they can be used to protect the wearer from the spread of infection or disease. They can also be used to prevent the wearer of surgical gowns from spreading microorganisms that can harm vulnerable patients, such as those with weakened immune system.
Surgical gowns are class II medical devices. Due to the controlled nature of surgical procedures, national standards have described critical protection areas. Critical areas include the front of the body from the top of the shoulders to the knees, and the arm from the wrist cuff to above the elbow.
Surgical gowns include non-reinforced surgical gowns and reinforced surgical gowns. Non-reinforced surgical gowns have low durability and are designed for surgical operations with low to moderate liquid contact. The reinforced surgical gown strengthens the protection of specific critical areas and can be used for more invasive and intense surgical operations.
Surgical gowns are usually rated according to their AAMI level. AAMI has four levels of protection for surgical gowns:
Level 1: Used for the lowest risk exposure situations, such as providing basic care and gowns for visitors.
Level 2: Used for low-risk exposure situations, such as during ordinary blood drawing procedures and sutures.
Level 3: Used for medium-risk exposure situations, such as surgery and insertion of intravenous (IV) lines.
Level 4: Used for high-risk exposure situations, such as during long-term, high fluid intensity surgery.
Surgical gowns provide barrier protection to prevent blood shock and liquid contamination. Most surgical gowns are sterile and come in various sizes and materials. Surgical gowns can be purchased separately or in the surgical pack. Hefei C&P’s non-woven medical supplies are widely used by surgeons and surgical teams, you can customize the surgical gowns and surgical packs you need.