The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.
The F23.40 Personal Protective Equipment ASTM Committee has formed a workgroup consisting of representatives from the FDA, CDC, NIOSH, Academic institutions, Professional Societies and Industry to develop a standard specification for non-sterile isolation gowns intended for use by health care providers for protection against minimal to moderate exposure to blood and other body fluids and pathogenic organisms as per Standard Precautions (Universal Precautions) and Transmission-based Precautions.
The first step in the development of the standard is researching the needs of frequent wears of Isolation Gowns. By participating in this research survey, your guidance and input is essential to the development of the isolation gown standard.
Thank You for participation in this brief survey.