Gowns are one part of an overall infection-control strategy for any high-risk medical setting. According to the FDA, isolation gowns “are used to protect the wearer from the spread of infection or illness if the wearer comes in contact with potentially infectious liquid and solid material. They may also be used to help prevent the gown wearer from transferring microorganisms that could harm vulnerable patients, such as those with weakened immune systems.
Medical Gowns, Surgical Gowns, Surgical Isolation GownsSurgical gowns, isolation gowns, surgical isolation gowns, nonsurgical gowns, procedural gowns, and operating room gowns are all members of the same family of products that offer protection against the transfer of microorganisms and particulate material. Depending on the level of protection of the product, they may be used for anything from janitorial work to being worn by visitors to healthcare providers changing dressings.The FDA’s approach to the term is one more based on a four-tiered protection level as opposed to its name. According to the FDA website:
• Level 1: Minimal risk, to be used, for example, during basic care, standard isolation, cover gown for visitors, or in a standard medical unit
• Level 2: Low risk, to be used, for example, during blood draw, suturing, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), or a pathology lab
• Level 3: Moderate risk, to be used, for example, during 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)
• Reusable Gowns: Reusable gowns are typically fabric gowns that are disinfected and laundered prior to re-wearing. Depending on the specific type of gown and its protection level (e.g. surgical versus isolation versus patient, etc.), it may have a limited number of wearing and cleaning cycles before it must be disposed of. These are typically made of woven fabrics like cotton or modern synthetic fibers.
• Single-Use Gowns: These gowns are disposed of after every use. While disposable gowns allow healthcare providers to avoid time consuming and potentially costly laundering services, their limited lifecycle means supplies must constantly be replenished and significantly higher medical waste. As a general rule, disposable gowns tend to be made of nonwoven polymers and/or films.
Due to the shortage of PPE in America, many hospitals and medical professionals have made reducing costs a critical priority. Reusable gowns or barrier gowns deliver a clean, safe, and cost-effective solution that reduces medical waste. Gowns manufactured with tightly woven, 100% polyester are fluid repellent and stand up to strict cleaning protocols and repeated machine washing/drying. Modern, reusable gowns made of 21st Century surgical textiles also deliver increased comfort, improved performance, strength, durability, and less particle release (linting).
After stringent testing in a variety of medical environments, independent healthcare professionals have determined that our reusable gowns can be used for 75 or more laundering/drying cycles.
Please see our spec sheet for laundry instructions.
Delivery times depend on your order volume. Expect low to medium volume orders to take 5 to 7 business days until you receive your shipment. Unless otherwise requested, we ship standard FedEx Ground direct from our in-house shipping facility.
We do not currently manufacture reusable gowns with pockets. But we are constantly innovating and improving R&D efforts to meet demand and bring the best quality product to our healthcare providers.
Absolutely. The more you order, the more you save per piece with our tiered discount system.
Please contact 800-426-9496 for a special price quote and custom delivery time.
Standard gowns are "one size fits most,” with the goal of providing a balance between freedom of movement and optimal protection against harmful contaminates. We do also offer XXL sizes for slight difference in cost.
Two 7-gallon tanks—one for fresh water and one for waste water—come standard. Additional backup tanks can be purchased for faster refills and wastewater change outs.
The CDC recommends scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. If you leave the water running during handwashing, expect 75 washes before refill. Turn the water off while scrubbing, and you can easily get over 100 handwashes per fill.
See for yourself. We sifted through state government rules so you don’t have to. Check out this comprehensive map to see if your state allows portable sinks in schools and childcare centers.
Non-heated, portable handwashing stations weigh 65 lbs. The heated version weighs 80 lbs. Both versions come with heavy-duty casters for smooth, rolling mobility, even on carpet.
Absolutely. Portable handwashing stations can be left outdoors during the summer, but must be covered with plastic or a grill-style cover and disconnected from electricity overnight. We would not recommend your unit be permanently left outdoors. We are currently working on an all-weather, outdoor prototype now.
Many of our customers have applied and succeeded in getting ESSER reimbursement for their portable handwashing station. For schools and daycares, see our blog post for commonly asked questions about ESSER funding, including information on how you can apply.