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A Randomized Trial of Two Cover Gowns Comparing Contamination of Healthcare Personnel During Removal of Personal Protective Equipment

  • Thriveen S. C. Mana (a1) (a2), Myreen E. Tomas (a3), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a1), Annette L. Jencson (a1), Christina T. Piedrahita (a1) and Curtis J. Donskey (a3) (a4)...


In a randomized trial, a gown designed to allow easy removal at the neck and with increased skin coverage and snugness of fit at the wrist significantly reduced contamination of personnel during personal protective equipment (PPE) removal. Our results suggest that simple modifications of PPE can reduce contamination of personnel.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:97–100


Corresponding author

Address correspondence to Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (


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