Gowns and Protective Suits

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Why do we need gowns and protective suits?

Healthcare workers are exposed to infectious body fluids when working in close proximity to patients. Coughing, sneezing, and retching can expel droplets, which can transmit disease if the healthcare worker’s clothing comes into contact with these fluids. A protective gown covers the healthcare worker’s clothing so as to reduce the risk of direct contact with contaminated fluids.

What projects can I get involved with to make Gowns and Protective Suits?

Project Name: Protective Suit PS-01 – Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club

Notes:

– The recommended material is Tyvek 1433R
-This design produces a working isolation suit if seams are sealed. Sewing seams make the garment more permeable because of needle holes;
An only-sewn suit is not ideal for active treatment due to the needle holes increasing the suits permeability.
-Please read through the techpack for full construction details based on what kind of machine you have accessible.
-Dupont has a guide for seaming & sealing Tyvek to itself in order to make sealed seams. Heat sealing the outer edge at 120-130°C before sewing would result in more-sealed, more-robust seams.
-Be sure to communicate with your receiving location whether or not the seams have been properly sealed; provide full info on the design so they can distribute to personnel properly

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