What is a Gown?
A gown is defined as the protective apparel specifically used to protect healthcare personnel and patients from the transfer of microorganisms and body fluids in patient isolation situations.
A gown is intended to prevent frontal contamination only, thus the risk evaluation had to be considered when choosing a gown for infection control. It provides partial neck-to-knee protection and often has openings in the back region due to comfort concern. Ties on the abdomen are a common feature, however, if they are not properly tied or sometimes not tied at all, it has been determined that this can cause other hazards.
Please note that both AAMI PB 70 Standard and EN 13795 Standard performance tests on gown are for fabric and seam only. The test criteria requires only essential parts, including sleeves, chest and seam areas of the joint, without a whole garment test worn by a real person.