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The Function and Wearing Method of Surgical Overalls

The Function and Wearing Method of Surgical Overalls

Surgical overalls are used for what?

Surgical overalls are necessary protective clothing during surgery. They are used to reduce the risk of medical staff being exposed to pathogenic microorganisms, and to also reduce the risk of pathogenic microorganisms spreading between medical staff and patients. They are used to protect patients and medical staff from any possible spread of microorganisms, body fluids, and particles. They are the safety barrier for the sterile area during surgical operations.

Sterile surgical overalls have long sleeves with elastic cuffs, which can be placed between the surgical area and the clothing or exposed arms of the surgeon. They are made of impermeable materials or tightly woven fabrics that can reduce the number of bacteria in the operating room. The key area of the gown (including the front of the body from the top of the shoulder to the knee, and from the wrist cuff to above the elbow of the arm) is covered with reinforced PP+PE to enhance protection and isolation. Surgical gowns are mainly used for medical surgery and patient treatment, public health inspection, disinfection of virus-contaminated areas, and are widely used in military, agriculture, chemical, environmental protection and other fields.

Six principles for wearing surgical overalls

During surgery, medical staff must wear special surgical overalls. When wearing disposable surgical overalls, it is important to ensure that the gowns are sterile to provide protection. Doctors should follow the following principles when wearing surgical overalls to ensure their sterility:

  • Tie the surgical overall with the neck and waist ties.

  • Ensure that the surgical overall covers the front and back of the surgical overall wearer.

  • Ensure that the surgical overall is firmly on the wrist and that the gloves are worn on the sleeve cuff.

  • If the doctor touches the outside of the surgical overall while wearing it, the surgical overall becomes contaminated. If this happens, please discard the surgical overall. The doctor can only touch the inside of the surgical overall when putting it on. Note: Surgical gowns are folded with the inside facing the doctor. This folding method makes it easy to pick up and put on the gown without touching the outer surface.

  • If the hands and arms fall below the waist or touch the body, the doctor may contaminate the scrubbed hands and arms. Therefore, the doctor's hands and arms should be kept above the waist, away from the body, and about 20 to 30cm above the elbow.

  • After putting on the gown, the only part of the gown that is considered sterile is the sleeves (excluding the armpits) and the front from the waist to a few inches below the neck. If the gown is touched or brushed by an unsterilized object, the gown is considered contaminated and a new sterile medical gown must be worn.

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