To help minimize the spread of pathogens in healthcare settings, Orlando, Fla.-based Vestagen Technical Textiles has introduced the myComfort line of patient apparel. The company develops and markets advanced performance textile products and technologies.
As with the company’s myGuardian line of scrubs and physician coats for healthcare workers, myComfort patient apparel is protected by Vestex, Vestagen’s fluid-repellant and breathable barrier fabric.
In July, Baptist Health of Jacksonville, Fla., was the first large hospital system to adopt myGuardian garments system-wide and will be the first to utilize myComfort for patients. Baptist Health converted more than 6,000 team members to myGuardian uniforms and will make myComfort attire available to patients beginning this fall.
Decades of studies have indicated that soft surfaces in healthcare settings, including clothing, can be a highly mobile repository for the spread of pathogens that cause illness and infection. It is because of this body of evidence that Vestagen launched an awareness campaign called “Keep the Coat.” Additional information and resources can be found on facebook.