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Adoption of VESTEX protective attire spreads

July 21st, 2015 / By: / Industry News

Orlando, Fla.-based Vestagen Technical Textiles reports that a variety of healthcare facilities have recently converted to its VESTEX® protective uniforms, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Emergency Departments, Flagler Hospital and the University of North Florida (UNF) School of Nursing.

VESTEX is the first in a new class of active barrier technology that combines fluid repellent, antimicrobial and breathability properties in a single fabric, and it is the only daily-use protective fabric proven to reduce harmful contaminants on the fabric in a hospital setting.

Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Fla., converted more than 1,000 clinical staff members to VESTEX uniforms. The hospital system also worked with Vestagen to color-code uniforms to help patients better recognize staff roles. At Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, more than 200 Emergency Departments staff have been wearing VESTEX since January, and UNF’s School of Nursing in Jacksonville, Fla., recently became the first nursing school to move to VESTEX-protected uniforms.

VESTEX attire has been shown in a clinical study to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on the fabric by 99.99 percent.