Since COVID-19 arrived in the U.S., healthcare facilities have seen a marked increase in patient traffic. In addition to their usual patient loads, medical establishments are fielding thousands of patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
The highly virulent nature of the coronavirus has forced healthcare organizations to rethink their approach to personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, gloves, and isolation gowns. PPE that was previously used for specific situations has become daily wear for all hospital staff.
Unsurprisingly, the increased need for reliable PPE has resulted in dwindling supplies and higher supply costs, leaving many facilities in dire straits. Reduced PPE supplies on the market combined with increasing costs have even resulted in hospital workers wearing garbage bags in lieu of isolation gowns.
The COVID-19 Impact
With the number of patients affected by COVID-19 projected to increase, organizations that manufacture and supply PPE to medical facilities are having trouble keeping up with demand. The unprecedented need for large quantities of high-quality PPE has driven suppliers and manufacturers to seek new sources of equipment.
Not only are suppliers having a hard time obtaining sufficient PPE, but manufacturers also don’t have the labor, equipment, or materials necessary to meet the needs of the medical industry. What’s more, many manufacturers, warehouses and distribution centers have had to alter their operations to prevent the spread of the virus within their facilities. Staggered work shifts and social distancing have put additional strain on already overburdened organizations.
For these reasons, many manufacturing companies that specialize in non-medical supplies have stepped up to assist medical manufacturers during the COVID crisis. At Carolina CoverTech, we are doing our part to help the medical industry by producing disposable hospital isolation gowns for workers on the front lines. Our custom fabrication experience makes us uniquely suited to create functional, reliable gowns to meet the particular needs and regulatory requirements of the medical industry.
Carolina CoverTech’s Isolation Gowns
Proudly made in the USA
Carolina CoverTech’s nonwoven isolation gowns are specially designed to help healthcare workers protect themselves and their patients from the spread of COVID-19. If used in a manner consistent with medical industry regulations, isolation gowns in conjunction with gloves, masks, and other PPE can help nurses, doctors, and other personnel observe safe practices in high traffic situations.
- One Size Fits All: All of our gowns are one size fits all, so you won’t have to worry about ill-fitting gowns or size shortages.
- Durable, Industry Compliant Material: We have created our isolation gowns from 2 MIL polyethylene for an impermeable layer that is compliant with ANSI/AAMI PB70 Minimal Barrier requirements.
- Easy Access: Our isolation gowns are easy to put on or take off, saving you time during critical operations. They include a thumb for safer, simplified gown removal.
It is important to note that our gowns, while compliant with many medical industry standards, are not FDA approved and do not come sterilized.
Contact Carolina CoverTech If You Need Disposable Isolation Gowns
Carolina CoverTech is pleased to offer assistance to our medical industry workers in this time of unprecedented crisis. We are dedicated to providing reliable, industry-compliant isolation gowns to help frontline workers in our community and beyond.
We have altered our manufacturing processes to ensure optimal processing time for all orders. We understand the need for a speedy turnaround to ensure healthcare personnel have the equipment they need at all times. For this reason, we are committed to a turnaround of 10 days or less for all of our disposable isolation gown orders.
We are also manufacturing at high capacity to keep gowns in stock, so call us to determine current availability. To learn more about our disposable isolation gowns or request a quote, contact us today.
Carolina CoverTech is a proud member of the Augusta community, and we are always on the lookout for more talent. We know that many people have fallen on difficult times due to business closures, and we are here to help rebuild our community’s economy and support our local healthcare industry. Contact us today to learn more about our current career opportunities.