CAP, SURGICAL, bouffant, non-woven, s.u.


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A single-use device, also referred to as a disposable device, is intended for use on one patient during a single procedure. It is not intended to be reprocessed (i.e., cleaned and disinfected or sterilized).
T0207 - Caps and headwear (excluding personal protective equipment - ppe)
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SURGICAL CAP, non-woven


​A non-sterile head covering designed as a cap to completely cover the hair and is intended to be worn by surgical staff during an operation to protect both the patient and themselves from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material. It is an elasticated cap made of non-woven materials.


protective headwear


Technical specifications

  • Material : non-woven (polypropylene, viscose, etc.)
  • One size (Ø 53 - 60 cm)
  • Design should accommodate and completely cover all hair types
  • Fitting: latex-free elastic
  • Lightweight 10 to 30g
  • Impervious to liquid
  • Breathable, non-absorbent
  • Non-sterile, for single use

Packaging & Labelling

Cardboard distribution box

Instructions for use

It is mandatory for all operating theatre staff to wear a surgical cap.

Non-woven surgical caps are intended for situations where sterilization is problematic.

It is recommended to keep a small emergency stock in every hospital.

MSF requirements

Used to cover the heads of medical staff working in an operation room.

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