Coveralls provide another option for personal protection equipment (PPE) for individuals and healthcare workers dealing with infectious material or other harmful substances. As an alternative to a surgical gown, coveralls are a critical piece of protective equipment for certain types of healthcare workers, particularly EMS, who are treating and/or coming into contact with Covid-19-infected individuals.
According to the CDC, “Unlike patient care in the controlled environment of a healthcare facility, care and transport by EMS present unique challenges because of the nature of the setting. Coveralls are an acceptable alternative to gowns when caring for and transporting suspect COVID-19 patients. While no clinical studies have been done to compare gowns and coveralls, both have been used effectively by healthcare workers in clinical settings during patient care. . . . Coveralls typically provide 360-degree protection because they are designed to cover the whole body, including the back and lower legs, and sometimes the head and feet as well. This added coverage may be necessary for some work tasks involved in medical transport. However, coveralls may lead to increased heat stress compared to gowns due to the total area covered by the fabric. Training on how to properly remove (doff) a coverall is important to prevent self-contamination.”
Blueflame Medical’s Protective Coveralls meet FDA guidelines for Class II personal protective equipment (PPE) and meet requirements for tensile strength, tear resistance, seam strength, lint generation, and water vapor transmission. While brand name may change at any time, Blueflame guarantees all of its Protective Coveralls are vetted twice for quality assurance and best practice in line with these standards.