PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENTS

The threat of emerging infectious diseases has highlighted the need for effective personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare workers, patients, and visitors. PPE protects only the person using it, whereas measures controlling the risk at source can protect everyone at the workplace; PPE comes in various forms. i.e. gloves for protecting your hands from microbes, masks to cover your mouth and nasal area, Clothing: Includes gowns, aprons, head covering, and shoe covers. Gowns are identified as the second-most used piece of PPE, following gloves, in the healthcare setting.

Isolation gowns offer varying resistance to blood and other bodily fluids depending on the type of the material, its impermeability.

Manufacturers generally make compromises during the design and development of products while trying to achieve the maximum degree of protection with the highest level of comfort and at the lowest possible cost.