How To Differentiate Between Disposable Gowns, Protective Suit, and Surgical Gowns

How To Differentiate Between Disposable Gowns, Protective Suit, and Surgical Gowns

The Disposable isolation gown, disposable protective clothing, and disposable surgical isolation gown are all personal protective equipment commonly used in hospitals and the medical field. However, in clinical supervision, we often find that medical personnel are confused about these three. After consulting the information, the following are similarities and differences between the three gown forms from the following aspects.

1: The function of gowns:

Disposable gowns:

Medical employees use protective products to avoid contamination by blood, body fluids, and other infectious substances or protect patients from infection. Disposable Isolation gowns are two-way isolations that prevent medical employees from being infected or contaminated and prevent patients from being infected.

Disposable protective clothing:

Disposable protective clothing wears by clinical medical personnel when they contact contagious diseases managed by type A or infectious diseases. Protective clothing protects medical personnel from contamination and is a single item of isolation.

Disposable surgical gown:

The surgical gown plays a two-way defensive role during the operation. First, the surgical isolation gown establishes an obstruction between the patient and the medical staff. During operation, the medical staff’s chance of contacting the patient’s blood or other body fluids and other potential infection sources reduced by a surgical gown. Second, the disposable surgical gown can block the colonization or adhesion to the medical staff’s skin are transmitted to surgical patients, efficiently preventing cross-infection of multi-resistant bacteria. Therefore, surgical gowns’ barrier function is the key to reducing the risk of infection during surgery.

2. Dressing indications

Disposable isolation gowns:

1. When interacting with the patients, infectious diseases transmitted by contact, as patients with multidrug-resistant germs infection.

2. When performing protective isolation for patients, like analyzing and treating patients with burns and patients with bone transplantation, and nursing.

3. Whether to enter the central departments like ICU, NICU, protective ward, etc. and medical staff need to wear disposable isolation clothing.

Disposable protective clothing:

1. When contacting the patient with or under the management of an infectious disease.

2. When communicating with patients with Ebola, SARS, MERS, avian influenza, etc., they have to wear protective clothing for safety.

Disposable surgical gowns:

Strictly aseptically treated and used in patients’ invasive treatment in specialized operating rooms, wear Surgical isolation gown.

Simple steps to wear a gown:

The order of Putting on gowns, protective clothing, and surgical gowns:

  • Hold the gown collar with your right hand; put the left hand into the gown’s sleeve, and pull the collar upward with your right hand to expose your left hand.
  • Hold the collar with your left hand; then put your right hand into the sleeve to expose the right hand, raise your hands to adjust the sleeve, and be alert not to touch your face.
  • Hold collar with both hands; tie the neckband back from the center of collar beside the edge.
  • Pull the surgical isolation suit forward gradually, and pinch the edge. Pinch the other gown edge in the same way.
  • Align the Surgical isolation gown sides with your hands behind your back.
  • Fold to one side first, press the fold with your hand, and pull the belt to the fold with the back with the other hand.
  • In the end, Cross the waist belt at the gown back and fasten the belt back to your front.

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