Gowns

Gowns help protect you from the contamination of clothing with potentially infectious material.

  • Wear a gown when contamination of clothing with potentially infectious material is possible.

  • Your gown should fully cover the torso, fit close to the body and cover the arms to the wrists.

  • Choose a gown appropriate to the situation:
    • Disposable vs re-useable (requires laundering).
    • Fluid-resistant vs non fluid-resistant.
    • Sterile vs clean.

  • Gowns should be worn as part of Standard Precautions or Contact Precautions.

Updated Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 12:07PM