Conservation & Laundering of Isolation Gowns

This document provides an overview of conservation strategies for PPE in general and provides additional focus on conservation of gowns. Background: The United States is currently experiencing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) causing healthcare facilities to consider alternate ways to provide patient care. In an effort to combat shortages of PPE, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has provided guidance for conventional capacity strategies in normal situations, contingency capacity strategies when shortages are anticipated, and crisis strategies for known shortage situations.

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