New Vestagen Patient Garments Aim to Minimize Pathogen Transmission Inside Hospitals

Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. announces a new standard in the patient experience at hospitals. The myComfort™ line of patient apparel is protected by Vestex®, Vestagen’s active barrier fabric that is fluid repellant, breathable and in studies done in a hospital environment, shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the fabric.

“It’s time to address the role clothing plays in the chain of transmission. We want myComfort to be a visible sign to patients that their hospital is committed to safety and dignity. That’s the kind of protection and confidence patients deserve,” says Uncas B. Favret III, president and CEO of Vestagen.

The myComfort garments are launching on the heels of Vestagen’s introduction of a line of protective garments for healthcare workers this summer. The line of scrubs and physician coats are sold under the brand myGuardian™. Available at vestexprotects.com, both product lines were developed with Vestagen’s proprietary Vestex fabric, offering a combination of breathability, fluid repellency and antimicrobial properties.

In July, Baptist Health of Jacksonville, Fla. was the first large hospital system to adopt myGuardian garments system-wide and will be the first to utilize myComfort for patients. Baptist converted more than 6,000 team members to myGuardian uniforms and will make myComfort attire available to patients beginning this fall. Baptist leadership views its investment in Vestex protected apparel for patients and healthcare workers as a commitment to its culture of safety.

“Every healthcare organization encounters harmful, infection causing pathogens on a daily basis and it’s a tough battle. There is no magic bullet that will eliminate all contaminants healthcare workers or patients come across, but it’s important to incorporate new technology like Vestex into infection prevention arsenals to help give us the upper hand in that fight,” says Diane Raines, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Baptist Health.

Decades of studies published across the world have indicated that soft surfaces in healthcare settings, including clothing, can be a highly mobile repository for the spread of pathogens that cause illness and infection. It is because of this rich body of evidence that Vestagen launched an awareness campaign called “Keep the Coat.”

Source: Vestagen Technical Textiles

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