Gowns come with a variety of different protection levels
With COVID-19 continuing to be a prevalent issue in the world, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is becoming essential to all individuals. A specific population of individuals where PPE is extremely important is those who work in healthcare settings. Healthcare workers have an increased potential to be directly exposed to COVID-19, amongst other diseases, and should utilize every precaution in order to reduce their risk of contracting infectious organisms.
PPE can be anything from gloves, facemasks, shoe coverings, eye protection, and hearing device protection. One form of PPE that is not commonly discussed, is the use of gowns. This form of PPE has the ability to offer increased protection from many diseases, including COVID-19, and should be considered in all individuals working in the healthcare setting.