Isolation gowns provide full coverage of the arms and front of the body, from the neck to the mid-thigh or below, to ensure that clothing and exposed upper body areas are protected.
Isolation gowns are recommended for use when there is a medium to high risk of contamination and a need for larger critical zones (areas where contact with blood body fluids and other potentially infectious materials is most likely to occur) than traditional surgical gowns.¹ According to the CDC, isolation gowns are usually the first piece of PPE to be donned, and are always worn in combination with gloves, as well as with other PPE when indicated.²
Isolation gowns should be removed before leaving the patient care area to prevent possible contamination of the environment outside the patient's room. They should also be removed in a manner that prevents contamination of clothing or skin. The outer ("contaminated") gown side should be turned inward and rolled into a bundle, and then discarded into a designated container for waste or linen to contain contamination.
Your facility should maintain several gown sizes to ensure appropriate coverage for staff members.
Henry Schein Medical offers isolation gowns that provide the extra protection you need for higher risk areas of your practice. The gowns, available in different colors and sizes, are available in unrestricted stock, with no ordering limits (while supplies last).