Donning and Doffing

Personal protective equipment is a shield that protects both healthcare workers and patients and should be applied and removed in the correct sequence to avoid cross-contamination. Donning involves putting on the required apparel before patient contact and must be performed in the following order; hand hygiene, gown, mask, eye or face protection, and gloves. Doffing […]

Genome Sequencing

Do we still need to continue genome sequencing?? “DNA is the fundamental biological unit of data storage. It comprises long sequences of base pairs (bps), each of which represents one of four values (A, T, C, or G), similar to the way binary digit (bit) data storage is used in computing. Different combinations of these […]

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What areas are included in the critical zone?

AAMI standards require a surgical gown to pass ASTM International F1671 in the critical zones in order to be labeled an AAMI level 4 surgical gown. What areas are included in the critical zone? There are typically four different areas that must pass within the critical zones, including two in the front chest and two on the sleeves. If a product passes ASTM InternationalF1671 in all applicable areas, then it qualifies as an AAMI level 4 surgical gown.