Personal Protective Equipment

Healthcare Workers are Not Removing PPE Correctly, Study Says

July 16, 2015

Fewer than 1 in 6 healthcare workers (HCW) followed all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care, according to a brief report published in t

FDA Proposes New Criteria for Surgical Gowns

July 10, 2015

What’s in a name? A bit of confusion, it seems, when it comes to the various types of gowns used in medical settings, according to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

FDA Warns, Don't be Misled by 'Latex-Free' Claims

March 26, 2015

If you’re allergic to natural rubber latex, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has good news for you: in the future, you are less likely to be misinformed about the absence of this allergen in such products as medical devices. To avoid false assurances about this hazard, the FDA is recommending to manufacturers to stop using the labels “latex free” or “does not contain latex.” The reason for this recommendation is that the agency is not aware of any tests that can show a product contains no natural rubber latex proteins that can cause allergic reactions

Slide Show: PPE and Ebola Preparedness

January 9, 2015

A recent increase in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has caused delays for some products ordered by U.S. hospitals for Ebola preparedness.