Attempts to control clothes-borne infection in a burn unit. I. Experimental investigations of some clothes for barrier nursing.

@article{Hambraeus1977AttemptsTC,
  title={Attempts to control clothes-borne infection in a burn unit. I. Experimental investigations of some clothes for barrier nursing.},
  author={Anna Hambraeus and Ulrika Ransj{\"o}},
  journal={The Journal of hygiene},
  year={1977},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={193-202}
}
Clothes-borne transmission is an important way of spread of infection from patient to patient which is not interrupted by common cotton gowns. New barrier garments were designed from spun-bonded olefin that, in particle penetration tests, was 100 times better as a filter than cotton cloth. Three designs, a gown, a loose coverall and a close overall, were compared with each other and with conventional cotton gowns in experimental exercise and nursing procedures. Staphylococcus aureus from burned… CONTINUE READING