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Table 4 Post doffing contamination intensity per body area

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 Mean intensity
Surgical gown 0 3 2 0 0 6 0 3 1 3 3 19 2.2
Full body coverall 0 3 0 3 11 6 2 3 3 15 6 18 3.9
Self-made alternative PPE 0 0 6 14 3 6 0 0 0 6 2 14 2.8
Non-surgical isolation gown 0 6 0 0 0 9 4 0 0 3 4 9 1.9
Total 0/72 12/72 8/144 17/144 14/144 27/144 6/72 6/72 4/72 27/72 15/144 60/114  
  1. Post doffing contamination intensity per body area is observed on all 6 volunteers according to the 4 different tested gowns. The intensity level was parted in 1 = low, 2 = medium, and 3 = high intensity per body area. Mean intensity corresponds to the total of intensities per body area and per gown and is divided by 18 (total number of body areas). The divisor is the maximum number of potential contaminations per body area and intensity level