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Three Critical Infection Control Garments To Use

Health & Medical Blog

For medical professionals, there are few duties that are more important than preventing the spread of infection. Regardless of the environment — it could be a hospital, a nursing home, or some other type of facility — infection control is something that requires constant attention. Buying the right infection control products can go a long way toward keeping your patients and staff safe. While there are many cleaning products that fit under this category, don't overlook the importance of infection control garments. Outfitting your staff with the following garments can be instrumental in their ability to prevent the spread of infection.

Protective Gowns

There are all sorts of protective gowns that your facility's staff members can don before they enter a patient's room and then remove as they exit. Some protective gowns leave the wearer's back open, which allows them to get the garment on and off with quickness and ease. There are other gowns that cover the entire back, which can be a good choice when there's a higher risk of infection. Both of these styles are available in several different materials, offering varying degrees of protection against infection. You can also expect these garments to feature elasticized cuffs to offer additional protection.

Protective Shoe Covers

Protective shoe covers are another valuable piece of protective gear that you should make available to your staff. This gear is designed to go directly over the wearer's shoes. It is made from similar materials as protective gowns and has elasticized openings to hold it securely to the wearer's ankles. When a staff member needs to enter an environment in which there is fluid on the floor, they can quickly don a pair of shoe covers to keep their shoes clean. These covers are frequently available with non-slip treads, allowing those who wear them to move around safely.

Protective Headwear

A variety of pieces of protective headwear can also be good options for your facility's staff. Elasticized caps are designed to cover the wearer's head, leaving only the face and neck exposed. For an added element of coverage, consider a protective hood. This garment also wraps around the wearer's throat; some models cover the shoulders, providing an extra layer over the protective gown, while other models cover the chin and leave only the main part of the face open.

Look for these and other infection control products at your local medical equipment supply store.


13 July 2021