Reducing Rate of Hospital Acquired Infections through Active Barrier Apparel

Healthcare professionals are at great risk of contracting healthcare-associated infections, but appropriate workplace apparel technology can provide a protective barrier.  CHOT researchers recently wrote an editorial that outlines guidance from professional societies and legislative actions that have provided positions on active barrier apparel as a best practice for healthcare apparel. This type of technology can replace today’s traditional apparel or uniforms, such as scrubs and white coats worn in healthcare settings throughout the United States. To learn more about the newest textile technology used to keep healthcare workers safe, please contact the authors.

Kash, B. A., & Davis, E. (2016). Active Barrier Apparel: The Simple, Evidence-Based Workplace and Patient Safety Strategy. Occupational Medicine and Health Affairs, 4(234), 2.

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