Washing Instructions for Healthcare Gowns

Washing Guidelines
Healthcare Gowns (All)

100 lb. Conventional Washer – Basic Chemistry

StepTimeTempChemistry
Break8:00 Minutes150F
Bleach8:00 Minutes165F4-5oz/cwt Alkali, 3-4oz/cwt Detergent     
Rinse2:00 Minutes150F
Rinse2:00 Minutes135F
Rinse2:00 Minutes120F
Sour5:00 Minutes100F1oz/cwt Sour

Alkali: Depending on the strength of the alkali, the dosing can be adjusted (alkali’s vary from 24% caustic to 42% caustic).
Sour: The amount of sour depends on the pH of the water and water flow (could require more/less sour for easy ironing.

Notes:
Chemical dosing is based on soft water.
If gowns have blood on surface, add an initial Flush before the Break Step (4 minutes @ 100F @ Hi Level, with 2oz/cwt alkali).
All chemical dosing is via cwt (per hundred weight).
Dry at 140F or less. Do not over dry. Do not dry at high temperatures.

Hospital gowns are one of the most important pieces of equipment in any medical setting. They provide a barrier between patients and medical staff, helping to protect against the spread of infection. However, hospital gowns must be properly cleaned and maintained in order to be effective. There are a few different methods that can be used to wash hospital gowns, but the most important thing is to use a hot water cycle and a high-quality detergent. hospital gowns should also be hung to dry in a well-ventilated area. By taking these simple steps, you can help ensure that your hospital gowns are as clean as possible, providing optimal protection against the spread of infection.

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