Performance of single-use surgical clothing systems during ongoing surgery
Paper i proceeding, 2016

To prevent surgical site infection it is desirable to keep the number of airborne-carrying particles low in the operating room during surgery susceptible to infections. As the airborne bacteria are mainly derived from the skin flora of the personnel present in the operating room a reduction can be achieved by using surgical clothing systems with high filtration efficacy. This study will discuss the performance of single-use clothing systems made of polypropylene in the context of operating room during surgical procedures. A comparison between the single-use clothing system and the commonly used reusable clothing systems mad of mixed material (cotton/polyester) is discussed. The results show that the protection efficacy of the tested single-use clothing system is much higher than that of the compared clothing system made of mixed material.

Contamination control

Single-use surgical clothing

Ultra clean air operating rooms

Surgical clothing

Microbiological control


Bengt Ljungqvist

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Installationsteknik

Berit Reinmüller

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Installationsteknik

International Symposium on Contamination Control, ICCCS, Sao Paulo, Brazil, sept 2016


Building Futures (2010-2018)



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