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Level 2 medical gowns are medium-weight garments designed to protect against low-risk exposures. This protective apparel is best for medical professionals who will be drawing blood, suturing, working in a pathology lab, or an intensive care unit.
The varying gown levels of protection are determined by testing processes and must provide specific barrier protection against body fluid exposure. Level 2 medical gowns are classified as low risk and can be used by healthcare workers for minimally invasive surgical tasks.
Like surgical and isolation gowns, non-surgical gowns must cover specific body areas depending on the type of work being performed. For blood drawing and suturing, the critical zones are at the gown’s front, as the gown’s back should be unaffected.
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has developed documents outlining medical gowns’ specifications. According to the ANSI AAMI pb70 standard that the FDA uses, level 2 gowns should provide a barrier against some fluid exposure through soaking and larger amounts of fluid penetration through splatter.
There are two tests conducted on level 2 medical gowns that determine their compliance with the regulations. Liquid barrier performance is tested through how water affects the surface of the gown’s material. The other method of testing is through pressurizing the material. ICU Productions level 2 CPE gowns meet all FDA standards ensuring your safety.
For high-quality personal protective equipment, choose ICU Productions. ICU Productions offers sterile and non-sterile options for level 2 medical gowns and a choice between PPE or SMS material.