"To create a safety barrier between patients and medical professionals, medical gowns/isolation gowns or other protective gowns are worn by medical professionals as personal protective equipment (PPE)"
SURGICAL GOWNS AND SURGICAL ISOLATION GOWNS ARE CLOSELY REGULATED
Medical gowns intended for use in health care settings may have various names, include surgical gowns, isolation gowns, surgical isolation gowns, non-surgical gowns, procedural gowns, and operating room gowns.
DISPOSABLE GOWNS ARE COMMONLY MADE FROM THESE NONWOVEN MATERIALS:
Rather than sewn, the garments are typically assembled using thermal, chemical, or mechanical seaming.
THE STANDARD DESCRIBES THE BARRIER PROTECTION LEVELS OF GOWNS AND OTHER PROTECTIVE APPAREL INTENDED FOR USE IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
In 2004, the FDA recognized the standards from the American National Standards Institute & Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (ANSI/AAMI) PB70:2003, The standard describes the barrier protection levels of gowns and other protective apparel intended for use in health care facilities :
When choosing gowns, make sure that you look for the product labeling, and understand the intended use of levels of protection.