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Table 3 Post doffing contaminated surface in cm2

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 4 30 0 0 12 0 15 10 20 6 129 226
Full body coverall 0 5 0 10 23 300 5 10 30 75 60 160 678
Self-made alternative PPE 0 0 45 149 5 11 0 0 0 31 152 40 433
Non-surgical isolation gown 0 30 0 0 0 51 240 0 0 5 115 281 722
Total 0 39 75 159 28 374 245 25 40 131 333 610  
  1. Post doffing contaminated area in cm2 observed on all 6 volunteers according to the 4 different tested gowns