Protect Your Healthcare Staff With Isolation Gowns
Synergy Medical Has Your Isolations Gowns In Stock And They’re Ready To Ship:
Synergy Medical, your trusted source for all your surgical, diagnostic, and medical equipment and product needs, also stocks the isolation gowns and PPE gear that you need to keep your healthcare workers, staff, patients, clients, and facility visitors safe during COVID-19. For over 15 years, we have been helping hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, dental facilities, and other healthcare entities find the best PPE solutions to meet their unique needs. Isolation gowns can help your healthcare workers avoid the transmission of and exposure to COVID-19, and also any exposure to droplets, chemicals, contaminants, and other hazardous liquids, airborne pathogens, and more.
Two Solutions: Disposable and Reusable Isolation Gowns:
Synergy Medical has the isolation gowns and PPE that you need now. We have plenty of new stock at our large, state-of-the-art shipping center. Unlike some PPE vendors that have problems getting stock, or have to wait months to receive stock, we have both disposable and reusable isolation gowns, and they’re available now. We are centrally located in the US heartland, and we can ship this week. Due to manufacturing and shipping delays and obstacles, many other PPE isolation gown providers cannot obtain and ship the gowns that you need quickly. Don’t wait for months to get the vital and life-saving isolation gowns you and your staff need now.
What Is An Isolation Gown And Why Do You Need Them?
As you probably already know, a medical isolation gown is worn to protect the user from various dangers, including splashes of fluids, droplets, chemicals, and other contaminants, especially when performing medical procedures. Typically, you choose between a one-use disposable Isolation Gown made of non-woven materials, or a washable, reusable isolation gown. We are ready to help you in selecting the best option or options for your medical facility.
Who Needs Isolation Gowns?
Typically, isolation gowns are used by medical and healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, and other hospitals, surgical facility workers (including outpatient), and dentists and dental staff.
Due to the spread and dangers posed by COVID-19, the need for isolation gowns has grown to include more professions including, but not limited to:
- Blood and Plasma Centers
- Auto Mechanics
What Are the Three Most Common Types of PPE Gowns?
- Household Gowns or Coveralls. These types of gowns are not sterile.
- Industrial Gowns
- Medical non-sterile isolation gowns
- Surgical Gowns. These gowns are sterile and are packed in a pouch.
What Are The Four Levels of Protection For Isolation Gowns?
AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, a trusted and respected organization, has established a set of tests to determine the amount of protection an isolation gown provides against fluid penetration. Based upon these test results, an isolation gown is given a classification level of one-four. The higher the AAMI rating, the greater protection the gown provides for the user. For more information, please visit: http://www.aami.org
AAMI Level One isolation Gown – Use for minimal-risk situations. A level one isolation gown provides a slight barrier to small amounts of fluid penetration.
A single test of water impacting the surface of the gown material is conducted to assess barrier protection performance. The suggested use for these minimal-risk gowns is for basic care, cover gowns for visitors, blood draw, suturing, intensive care unit, and pathology labs, etc.
AAMI Level Two Isolation Gown – Just like the proceeding level one isolation gowns, these are for use in low-risk application, the difference between the first and the second, is it provided greater protected
A level two isolation gown provides a barrier to larger amounts of fluid penetration through splatter and some fluid exposure through soaking. Two tests are conducted to assess barrier protection performance:
- Water impacting the surface of the gown material
- Pressurizing the material
The suggested use for these low-risk medical gowns is for a blood draw, suturing, intensive care unit, pathology labs, and other medical, diagnostic, or surgical procedures.
AAMI Level Three Isolation Gown-For use in moderate-risk situations. A level three isolation gown provides a barrier to larger amounts of fluid penetration through splatter and more fluid exposure through soaking than a level two isolation gown.
Two tests are conducted to assess barrier protection performance:
- Water impacting the surface of the gown material
- Pressurizing the material
The suggested use for level three gowns is for arterial blood draws, inserting I.V.’s, emergency room care, trauma care, and other uses.
AAMI Level Four Isolation Gown:
For use in high-risk situations Level four isolation gowns protect against all fluid penetration for up to one hour and may prevent virus penetration for up to one hour.
In addition to the other tests conducted under levels one through three, barrier level performance is tested with simulated blood containing a virus. If no virus is found at the end of the test, the gown passes.
Pathogen resistance, infectious diseases (non-airborne), large amounts of fluid exposure over long periods.
What Are The Main Types of Material Used in Nonwoven Isolation Gowns?
Spun-bound Isolation gowns are made with a single layer of spun-bond material which is made by melting polypropylene granules into a non-woven fiber by depositing extruded, spun filaments onto a collecting belt. This is followed by the bonding process, which imparts strength and integrity to the web by applying heated rolls to partially melt the polymer and fuse the fibers. Compared with melt-blown fabrics, spun-bond fabrics contain coarser fibers and a much greater tensile strength.
The melt-blown process, like the spun-bond process as it converts melted polypropylene granules into a low-diameter nonwoven fiber web. Extruded filaments are attenuated using high-velocity hot air streams; these impinge on the filaments as they emerge from extrusion nozzles, enabling much finer filaments to be obtained.
The melt-blown process is the only large-scale commercial process currently being used to produce melt-spun fibers that have diameters in the submicron range, without splitting or chemically dissolving away polymer. It is used to create nonwoven fabrics of various widths and thicknesses on large rolls.
Melt blown fabrics are composed of submicron filaments that have a large variation in diameter and therefore have superior filtration properties compared with spun-bond fabrics
Spun-Bond ond Melt-Blown Spunbound (SMS) – Is the best of both worlds. SMS is a laminate like a sandwich with spun-bond on the outside (the Bread) and Melt blown on the Inside (the Jelly). Spun-bond is comprised of long, continuous fibers. Two factors help make spun-bond strong. One factor is that the fibers are stretched after they are extruded to align the molecules. The other factor is that the fibers are continuous. SMS is a Breathable Barrier, a fabric that holds back fluids while allowing air to pass through.
(Think of it as similar to GORTEX (TM) fabric) An SMS car cover fabric, for example, keeps rain off of a car while allowing moisture trapped under the cover to evaporate through the cover. The SMS process combines spun-bond and melt-blown in one efficient operation.
What Are The Standards and Performance Requirements For Isolation Gowns?
The rating for isolation and surgical gowns is based on their ability to act as a barrier to liquids or liquid-borne pathogens. The Food and Drug Administration FDA recognized standard for gown rating was created by two organizations: the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
ANSI is a private nonprofit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. AAMI is an organization for advancing the development, and safe and effective use of medical technology. The FDA-recognized standard from ANSI/AAMI is PB70:2012 and is known as the liquid barrier performance and classification of protective apparel and drapes intended for use in health care facilities.
Tensile Strength – ASTM D5034 – 09(2017)
Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
Tear Resistance – ASTM D5587 – 15(2019)
Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Trapezoid Procedure
ASTM D1424 – 09(2019)
Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus
ASTM D751 – 19
Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics
Lint generation – ISO 9073-10:2003
Textiles — Test methods for nonwovens — Part 10: Lint and other particles generation in the dry state
Water vapor transmission (breathability) – ASTM F1868 – 17 – Standard Test Method for Thermal and Evaporative Resistance of Clothing Materials Using a Sweating Hot Plate
ASTM D6701 – 16
Standard Test Method for Determining Water Vapor Transmission Rates Through Nonwoven and Plastic Barriers
ASTM D737 – 18
Standard Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics
Isolation gowns are made from non-woven materials to provide maximum protection. Choosing the right isolation gown would depend on the application and whether it’s for medical, industrial or other purposes.
You can choose either disposable or washable PPE gowns. Be sure to get the correct size for your PPE gown for a perfect fit and optimum protection during the procedure.
If you’re a director of surgical operations, a hospital purchasing agent, medical office manager, or other decision-makers for your medical or dental facility, we can help. Our experienced agents can help you find the perfect isolation gowns and PPE that meet your unique needs.