A comparison of reusable and disposable perioperative textiles: sustainability state-of-the-art 2012.

  title={A comparison of reusable and disposable perioperative textiles: sustainability state-of-the-art 2012.},
  author={Michael R. Overcash},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={114 5},
Contemporary comparisons of reusable and single-use perioperative textiles (surgical gowns and drapes) reflect major changes in the technologies to produce and reuse these products. Reusable and disposable gowns and drapes meet new standards for medical workers and patient protection, use synthetic lightweight fabrics, and are competitively priced. In multiple science-based life cycle environmental studies, reusable surgical gowns and drapes demonstrate substantial sustainability benefits over… CONTINUE READING
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