How a Sports Apparel Company Helped One Virginia Health System Pivot to Reusable Gowns
- After the initial conversations, Inova leaders and La Forma decided to work together to create a reusable gown that fits better, is easier to take on and off, and can be reused up to 100 times.
- The two organizations worked closely, soliciting feedback from nurses and staff to improve the gown, sometimes meeting over late-night Zoom calls. What they came up with is a gown that no longer rides up on the forearm now that it has thumbholes, and an easier way to remove the gown thanks to a ripcord-like feature that eliminates having to ask for help to reach a tie at the back of the neck.
- Source: healthcaredive.com