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gown

(goun)
n.
A robe or smock worn in operating rooms and other parts of hospitals as a guard against contamination.
tr.v. gowned, gowning, gowns
To clothe (oneself or another) with a gown.
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gown

Graduate education The black sari worn during graduation from an educational experience Infectious control A cloth, paper, or synthetic garment which covers the body to a greater–from the wrists and neck northward to the knees or below, southward–surgical gowns, or lesser–from upper arms and neck to mid-thigh for Pt gowns–degree. See Personal protection garment.
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Kreamer, who is responsible for testing new personal protective equipment for use in the WCBF cleanrooms, notes that the new gowning approach is more convenient for their employees and has a better cost-in-use.
This helps prevent our cleanroom employees from contaminating the sterile outside of the garment during the gowning process and saves steps and valuable time during the gowning process."
The WCBF estimates that the new gowning approach allows employees to gown up in about three-quarters of the time they used to spend on the gowning process with their previous disposable gowns.
At the WCBF, cleanroom workers received training in the new gowning procedures as part of their annual aseptic gowning qualification.
These instructions were given consistent with the random gowning or non-gowning assignment noted on the back of the patient: fee sheet at reception/registration.
Those patients in the gowned group who refused gowning.
To test the hypothesis that the doctor-patient relationship may be compromised by the presence of a "barrier" gown, the effects of gowning status on physician trust were estimated.