- Material: 100% Polyethylene
- Fabric weight: 23 gsm
- Style: IL 0023BTU
- Color: Light Blue
- Size: Free size
- Packing: 1pc/PE bag, 250pcs/ carton (63x31x37 cm)
- G.W.: 13.3 KGS
PP + PE or SMS?
Choose the material type: PP+PE or SMS
Polyethylene Coated Polypropylene is a high waterproof material for dealing with liquid-based infections, such as infectious blood.
The material type is anti-bacterial, lightweight, and breathable, which is why it’s widely used in hospital gown manufacturing.
SMS stands for Spunbond-Meltblown-Spunbond material. It’s a waterproof non-woven fabric that is lighter than other material types. Due to the lightweight nature, the hospital staff can wear the gown for longer without feeling fatigued. In addition, SMS is also hypoallergenic.
Frequently Asked Questions
Medtecs CoverU Disposable Isolation Gown (IL-0023BTU/ Blue) is designed for a variety of surgical procedures where there is potential contamination from fluid penetration risk. PE gowns are commonly used in ER, trauma room, ICU, critical care units, burn units, etc.
In 2004, the FDA recognized the consensus standard American National Standards Institute/Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (ANSI/AAMI) PB70:2003, “Liquid barrier performance and classification of protective apparel and drapes intended for use in health care facilities.”
New terminology in the standard describes the barrier protection levels of gowns and other protective apparel intended for use in health care facilities and specifies test methods and performance results necessary to verify and validate that the gown provides the newly defined levels of protection:
Level 1: Minimal risk, to be used, for example, during basic care, standard isolation, a cover gown for visitors, or in a standard medical unit
Level 2: Low risk, to be used, for example, during the blood draw, suturing, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), or a pathology lab
Level 3: Moderate risk, to be used, for example, during the arterial blood draw, inserting an intravenous (IV) line, in the Emergency Room, or for trauma cases
Level 4: High risk, to be used, for example, during long, fluid intense procedures, surgery, when pathogen resistance is needed or infectious diseases are suspected (non-airborne)
(Source of information: USA FDA)
Regardless of how the product is named (that is, isolation gown, procedure gown, or cover gown), when choosing gowns, look for product labeling that describes an intended use with the desired level of protection based on the above risk levels. Product names are not standardized.
- Level 1 gowns are best used for basic medical care, or as cover gown protection for visitors.
- Level 2 gowns are used for low-risk situations. Are used during blood draw, suturing, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), or a pathology lab.
ANSI/AAMI PB 70:12 classification of barrier performance of surgical gowns and isolation gowns. Sources: CDC
- Level 1 gowns’ barrier performance provides minimal water resistance (some resistance to water spray)
- Level 2 gowns’ barrier performance provides moderate water resistance (resistant to water spray and some resistance to water penetration under constant contact with increasing pressure)
Only Level 4 gowns are tested for viral penetration resistance, and therefore only Level 4 garments are considered impermeable to viral penetration using ASTM F1671.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Isolation gowns & coverall are commonly worn by medical staff for diagnostic tests, safety screening, and other types of medical assessments. Selecting the applicable and qualified PPE is important for the safety of all medical staff, especially in quarantine facilities.
Medical gowns offer front-end coverage. The mid-calf and your back are left open. The backside openings are there to aid in enhancing comfort.
Coveralls are tailored to provide the coverage of the entire body, making them ideal for frontline medical practitioners who face the frequent thread from COVID-19. Moreover, coveralls joints and closures are vital as they enhance your attire’s effectiveness and toughness.
Ultimately, choosing the right kind of PPE is important for work safety. The safety managers should guide the medical team members on selecting the right kinds of protective gear. The manufactures should provide the datasheet on the product to ensure the product meets the products’ intended specifications.
The tape around the suite could provide more protection from Resistant fluid leaks. Provides users with more protection.
CoverU gowns can be stored under normal ambient storage conditions, dry and clean, dust-protected, in the original cardboard box. Uncontaminated CoverU gonscan be incinerated or buried in controlled landfills without harming the environment. Disposal of contaminated garments is regulated by country of local laws.