Level 1 vs Level 2 Isolation Gowns: What’s the Difference?
Surgical gowns can be labeled in a number of different ways, including cover gown and procedure gown, as well as isolation gown, which is the term we will use for the purpose of this article below.
The difference is significant in the amount of protection they offer, and in which situations they are suitable for use. Level 1 is suitable for any low-risk or routine care situation where it is highly unlikely there will be blood or other bodily fluids. It is simply necessary to take precautions to protect the wearer and anyone in their care from the spread of microorganisms.