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Table 2 Post doffing number of contaminated areas

From: Personal protective equipment and doffing procedures in out-of-hospital practice: assessment with a contamination simulation

  Face Head Shoulders Upper arms Forearms Hands Thorax Upper back Lower back Abdomino-pelvic area Thighs Legs Total
Surgical gown 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 2 7 17
Full body coverall 0 1 0 1 4 2 1 1 1 6 1 6 24
Self-made alternative PPE 0 0 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 18
Non-surgical isolation gown 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 2 7 17
Total 0/24 4/24 3/48 6/48 5/48 9/48 3/24 3/24 2/24 10/24 6/48 25/48  
  1. Post doffing number of contaminated areas observed on all 6 volunteers according to the 4 different tested gowns
  2. The divisor is the maximum number of potential contamination per body area