Definition : Patient gowns are designed to be worn instead of clothing by patients in doctors' offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Patient gowns are usually loose-fitting, light-weight, short-sleeved, thigh-length garments made of woven or non-woven materials (e.g., cotton, polyester) and are intended to facilitate easy access to patients during examinations and medical procedures. These gowns are available in various sizes for men, women, and children. Most gowns have snap, tie, or Velcro closures in either the front or back. Patient gowns are available in many different styles and lengths, depending on their intended use; patient gowns specifically designed for radiographic, mammographic, and gynecologic procedures are also available.
Entry Terms : "Patient Gowns"
UMDC code : 11903