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Protective health care garments
The purpose of protective health care garments is to protect from contamination by blood and other infection fluids, Protective healthcare textiles include operation and emergency room textiles, barrier products , breath membranes, surgeon and nurse, caps, masks, foot wear , coats.. etc
There are two basic requirements for a protective textile garment, it should be affordable, breathable, comfortable, dependable and effective.
The impact of contagious diseases have made hospitals very cautious about protecting fabrics, the medical profession was once concerned mainly with protecting patients from germs, now they must protect them selves. These precautions have caused an increase in demand for medical product stroring.The protective material has to be waterproof but breathable, and it must allow transmission of moisture vapour. They are usually made of polyurethane, polyester or other copolymers. These garments consists of micro porous membranes which provide comfort by allowing body perspiration to be transmitted from the skin surface to the air through a fabric. Health care garments can be woven, knitted or nonwoven. Health care garment could be washable or disposable. Laboratory tests for health care garments include water repellency, lounderability and strength.