Isolation/Barrier Gown. The spread of highly contagious diseases is a real threat in the veterinary hospital. All hospital personnel should wear isolation gowns to help reduce disease transmission when dealing with a contagious patient.
Disposable Surgery Gowns are classified as:
Regular Procedure Gown: Sontara or SMS fabric with no extra reinforcing or fluid resistant panels. Extended Procedure Gown: Sontara or SMS fabric with plastic panels in the chest area and sleeves.
In addition, gowns can have an open back or a wrap-around with covered back. Open back gowns are cheaper because of less material, but obviously offer less coverage.
Most gowns are either large or extra-large.
Extended procedure gowns are reinforced with impervious fabric along the length of the lower arms and midchest to bottom of abdomen.
Protective Level AAMI 4
Extended Procedure. X-Large.