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Disposable Plastic Aprons
Disposable aprons made from fluid-resistant polythene are an important part of an infection control strategy and also help protect clothing from spills and splashes during medical procedures or cleaning tasks. Kelly M. Pyrek notes in Breaking the Chain of Infection and Preventing Cross-Contamination on Infection Control Today that, "The value of preventing exposure to potentially infectious material by barrier-protection items ... cannot be understated".
At Gompels Healthcare, polythene aprons are one of our major lines and we stock them in a variety of colours, thicknesses and dispensing formats.
Which apron dispensing format should I choose?
Flat-packed aprons are cheaper than their on-roll equivalents, but dispense less conveniently, which often leads to wastage through multiple aprons being accidentally pulled out. For effective infection control, it is also important that aprons are stored so that they do not gather dust (which can form a breeding ground for infection) and this is less easy to do with the flat-packed format.
On the other hand, aprons on a roll dispense cleanly one at a time and are available in more variety. As well as our standard range of blue and white aprons, we also stock a range of premium aprons on a roll which are larger, thicker and come in a wider variety of colours such as red, yellow and green, so you can make them part of your colour-coded cleaning system (see Janitorial Supplies for details). Aprons on a roll can also be dispensed from a handy wall-mounted dispenser which covers the roll and thus prevents dust gathering on the undispensed aprons.