Minimizing infection is primarily about patient care, but it is also a fundamental consideration in hospitals’ health economics. To minimize the risk of germ transfer in surgical operating theatres, sterile draping of patients, their surroundings and the wearing of sterile clothing are all essential safety measures, irrespective of the nature of the operation. Given their vital role in infection protection, draping materials and operating theatre clothing are legally regarded as medical products with their production and quality testing subject to European Standard EN 13795.

European DIN EN 13795 series of standards. These standards define the basic requirements for OT drapes and gowns. The standards specify minimum values for resistance against fluid and pathogen penetration, among other requirements.

Raucodrape & Sentinex surgical gowns provides a complete barrier against infection and is an important part of effective infection prophylaxis in the OT.

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