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We provide apparel solutions that meet or exceed industry safety standards, including:
We’re here to take care of you the way you take care of others. Keep your clinicians and patients safe every step of the way. Per CDC Guidelines on Standard Precautions, the use of isolation gowns is indicated for some interactions between healthcare workers and patients. Transmission-Based Precautions (Contact, Droplet, and Airborne Precautions) are always used in addition to Standard Precautions. Isolation gowns are indicated for use whenever Contact Precautions are in effect and may be appropriate when Droplet and/or Airborne Precautions are in effect, depending on the nature of the interaction between the healthcare worker and patient as well as the extent of anticipated blood, body fluid, or pathogen exposure. For more information, visit cdc.gov.
Source: Siegel JD, Rhinehart E, Jackson M, Chiarello L, and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
Defining the best level of protection for the standard ANSI/AAMI PB70:2012 involves an understanding of the critical zones of a gown and what each level of barrier performance entails so that the best gown is chosen for use by healthcare workers. The critical zones of gowns comprise the front of the gown and the sleeves, which are both primary areas with the greatest risk of exposure to fluids and blood-borne pathogens. As the level increases, so does the need for greater barrier protection for the entire critical zone.
• Level 1: Minimal level of fluid barrier protection.
• Level 2: Low level of fluid barrier protection.
• Level 3: Moderate level of fluid barrier protection.
• Level 4: The highest level of fluid and viral barrier protection
|Barrier Performance||Barrier Protection||Resistance Measures||Test||
|Level 1||Minimal||Liquid Penetration||AATCC42||Water Impact ≤ 4,5 g|
|Level 2||Low||Liquid Penetration||AATCC42 AATCC127||Spray Impact ≤ 1,0 g Hydrostatic Pressure ≤ 20 cm|
|Level 3||Moderate||Liquid Penetration||AATCC42 AATCC127||Spray Impact ≤ 1,0 g Hydrostatic Pressure ≤ 50 cm|
|Level 4||High||Liquid and Viral Penetration||ASTM F1670 ASTMF1671||Pass|
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. Liquid Barrier Performance and Classification of Protective Apparel and Drapes Intended for use in Health Care Facilities. ANSI/AAMI PB70:2012. Arlington, VA: AAM
Standard, cost-effective, and comfortable for basic infection control, this non-woven fabric bonds fibers together to form a single layer that is appropriate only for very minimal fluid exposure.
Soft, spun-bond polypropylene is coated with a layer of polyethylene (plastic) film
A single layer of polyethylene (plastic) film provides protection at an affordable cost.
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standards is designed to help medical-device companies meet global standards for the safe use of medical devices. AAMI introduced the voluntary standard ANSI/AAMI PB70:2012, Liquid Barrier Performance and Classification of Protective Apparel and Drapes Intended for Use in Health Care Facilities, to determine key identification measures for the appropriate selection of protective apparel and drapes, such as medical gowns, for use in healthcare facilities (Pfiedler Enterprises, 2016). The AAMI gown classification stems from four levels of barrier performance, measured accordingly with the following standardized tests;
• AATCC 42-2017: Measures resistance of fabrics to the penetration of water by impact (AATCC, 2018)
• AATCC 127-2017: Measures resistance of fabric to the penetration of water underhydrostatic pressure (AATCC, 2017)
• ASTM F1670-17: Evaluate the resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by synthetic blood under conditions of continuous liquid contact (ASTM, 2017)
• ASTM F1671-13: Measure penetration by blood-borne pathogens using a surrogatemicrobe under conditions of continuous liquid contact (ASTM, 2013)