Disposable booties are an important shield against dirt, grime, and other contaminants. Shoe covers have many different uses, including helping to maintain a clean, professional environment or creating a surgically-sterile operating room. Hospital booties are disposable shoe covers that help in decreasing the risk of infection. Using a shoe bootie helps decrease the chance of spreading contagious illnesses and diseases.
There is a significant difference between hospital shoe covers and shoe covers intended for purposes such as manufacturing or real estate. Hospital booties are generally made of barrier-type materials that help in preventing the spread of diseases or infection. Other types of shoe covers may be somewhat porous for less rigorous sanitation requirements and to promote breathability.
We suggest reading the BNET article, "Infection Control Circle of Safety" for a concise review of the influence of infection control practices on perioperative practice and surgical outcome. It reviews the Principles of Asepsis and accepted infection control practices. The article states “By contrast, shoe covers have been proven to prevent infection. If used properly, and changed frequently, on footwear that is in clean and in good repair these covers can be effective.”
Reduce the possibility of accidents by using non-slip shoe covers
Non-slip or non-skid shoe booties help to reduce the possibility of falling when wearing shoe covers on slippery surfaces (stone or wood floors, smooth concrete, tile, etc.). When looking for a shoe cover that is non-slip, finding one that provides traction on such surfaces is important to help reduce the incidence of slips and falls that can result in workplace injury claims.
Types of shoe booties
Shoe booties are available in several cost-effective varieties. Plastic shoe covers are made of a low-density polyethylene (PE/CPE) film making them waterproof and lint-free. When a low particulate material is needed to protect against splash, these shoe covers are an inexpensive solution. Fabric shoe covers, which have a non-slip/non-skid surface, are made of 100% spunbond polypropylene, which provides breathability for low particulate barrier and non-hazardous applications. This low-lint, durable, non-woven fabric helps filter particulates for contamination control in critical environments. Some disposable shoe covers are both non-slip/non-skid and waterproof. Other types, including heavier duty shoe booties, are also available. When researching disposable booties, you might consider using an automatic shoe cover dispenser, which can dispense up to 200 shoe covers easily and efficiently. Shoe Inn is an industry leader in providing various shoe cover dispenser models as well as a wide variety of shoe booties for all types of uses.Shoe booties are also known as:
- Hospital shoe covers or hospital booties
- Disposable booties or disposable shoe covers
- Medical shoe covers or medical booties
- Shoe covers
- Plastic shoe covers
- Waterproof shoe covers
- Non-skid shoe covers or non-slip shoe covers
- Clean room booties
- Surgical shoe covers