Comprehensive infection barrier and maximum comfort for surgical gowns and drapes
There are many factors that influence proper infection control in hospitals. One that could have a significant contribution is the use of impervious membranes in medical textiles like surgical gowns and drapes that protect both patient and the hospital staff.
We’ve developed a material that enables just that. However, we need help from the medical industry to push this advantage home. Can you help?
One of the major challenges for any hospital is preventing the transmission of viruses and bacteria that lead to surgical site infections. Infections can of course lead to complications while putting unnecessary pressure on medical resources.
For example, did you know that on average a patient with a post-operative infection stays in hospital an additional 8 days? We therefore asked ourselves how we could make a major impact here and we quickly realized that technology we have already developed could actually make the difference in medical gowns and drapes.
Medical textiles have the potential to be a major contributor to better infection control in hospitals. They play an important role in the protection of the patient, the surgical and the medical staff.
Balanced against this, medical textiles need to be comfortable for the wearer – enabling them to do their job effectively.
Medical gowns & drapes incorporating our Arnitel® VT breathable membrane offer maximum protection against bacteria, viruses and body fluids with maximum breathability. It’s a non-porous membrane that gives a complete barrier combined with maximum breathability.
Gowns and medical clothing made with Arnitel® VT can be recycled; and continuing the sustainability theme they are PTFE-free with a lower carbon footprint. All of which makes this solution not just safer, but more sustainable and cost-effective.
We believe there is a major opportunity for next-generation medical clothing – and we’re very keen to learn more about infection control and the role that medical gowns & drapes can play in this.
- Are you an expert in infection control? We’re looking for people who can teach us all the ins and outs of infection control and the day-to-day challenges.
- Can you educate us on how infection control works for you? We’re curious to learn how infection control is organized in your country or organization.
- What is the role of medical clothing? If you currently use or purchase them, what is missing and where could they be improved for benefits of wearer and patient?
We have the technology, now we’re looking for the industry and domain expertise. Join us and let’s create brighter lives for all involved.