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Former Code(s): ELINOCBZLB0043
T0207 - Caps and headwear (excluding personal protective equipment - ppe)
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A head covering designed as a cap 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 usually made of woven materials. This is a reusable garment intended to be laundered after each use.


Surgeon's scrub cap


Technical specifications

  • Material:
  • Model covering the hair completely. A tie cap is one that has a drawstring closure, which you can tighten or loosen at the back.
  • "Standard" size (X)
  • Colour: blue or green (preferred)
  • Washing: normal; withstands boiling and sterilization by steam autoclave; resists to chlorine 0.1%
  • Non sterile, reusable

Instructions for use

The staff workwear should be adapted according to function and activity. Make sure that required work wears are:

  • available in a sufficient quantity
  • well kept and not damaged...
  • properly used: regular change, surgical dressing, etc

Reusable surgical linen must be sterilized by steam autoclave.

(Cf Introduction: Disinfection and sterilization in the field)

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MSF requirements

Cap, used for protecting hair.

Is part of the specific workwear which is worn by the nursing staff during activities requiring a high degree of cleanliness: maternity unit, surgical unit, etc.

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