Posted on by Claudia Trimde

In the present COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers and frontline warriors are at a higher risk of being exposed to biological fluids and infectious particles that are capable of transmitting diseases. To avoid the significant risk to life and health the frontline warriors and healthcare professionals wear protective equipment such as surgical gowns, medical suits, and coveralls. Gowns and coveralls are part of the infection control strategy and used in healthcare settings as personal protective equipment. They are used to prevent the spread of infection and provide a protective barrier to the wearer against potentially infectious solid and liquid materials. Such protective equipment ensure the safety of both patients and the healthcare professionals from the transfer of bodily fluids and microorganisms. A few types of gowns used in healthcare settings include isolation gowns, surgical gowns, procedural gowns, non-surgical gowns, protective coveralls, etc. When choosing gowns and coveralls, look for the desired level of protection based on the risk levels – Levels 1-4.