Gowns, Medical, Disposable

Definition : Disposable medical gowns are intended to be worn once and then discarded. They are designed to be worn over clothing by healthcare providers, healthcare facilities staff, and visitors. These gowns are mainly intended to protect clothing from physical contamination such as splashes from bodily fluids, waste, drugs, chemicals, water used for bathing patients, and other fluids, liquids, or debris. These gowns are typically loose and flowing, and are available in various sizes and styles (e.g., long sleeves, short sleeves, ankle-length, thigh-length, open or full back). They usually have have snap, tie, or Velcro closures. Disposable medical gowns are made of light-weight, fluid resistant, and breathable, non-woven materials such as polypropylene. Disposable medical gowns are used in many areas of healthcare facilities including, but not limited to, examination rooms, operating rooms, procedure rooms, laboratories, and supply and preparation areas.

Entry Terms : "Disposable Medical Gowns" , "Gowns, Operating Room, Disposable"

UMDC code : 11901

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