Shoe Covers, Disposable shoe covers fall under the category of PPE or Personal protective equipment. The World Health Organization states that using personal protective equipment provides a physical barrier between micro-organisms and the wearer. It offers protection by helping prevent microorganisms from contaminating hands, eyes, clothing, hair, and shoes. PPE also helps prevent micro-organisms from being transmitted to other patients and staff. It is important to remember that personal protective equipment reduces but does not completely eliminate the risk of acquiring an infection.
The World Health Organization publication “Practical Guidelines for Infection Control in Nexgen Health Care Facilities” states that disposable shoe cover should be worn where there is the likelihood the patient’s blood, bodily fluids, secretions, or excretions may splash, spill or leak onto the hair or shoes. Disposable shoe covers should not be reused and should be discarded according to the healthcare facility protocol.
When selecting a disposable shoe cover you will want to consider the material, type of seam, and application. When selecting disposable shoe covers there are several material options available to choose from including all film CPE (Chlorinated Polyethylene), SureGrip.
Material Properties & Applications Of Shoe Covers
The CPE is heat-sealed, seamless and offers excellent fluid resistance, and provides great dry surface traction. These non-particulate, non-conductive disposable are ideal for critical environments by reducing the potential of contamination upon entering work areas.
The SureGrip™ exhibits excellent anti-skid properties and is simply the best material for damp and dry conditions. These disposable shoe covers have an ultra-low particulate count and exhibit excellent anti-skid properties without adding any extra material to the sole that could add to contamination concerns.
The AquaTrak material provides excellent protection in both wet and dry conditions, this material was designed specifically for superior performance in wet conditions. The anti-skid properties provide amazing slip and fall protection without any additional coatings. These boot covers provide the user with a breathable and comfortable PPE solution.