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STANDARDS ON MEDICAL TEXTILES. DR. ANJAN PRAKASH ADDNL.MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT DR. R.M.L. HOSPITAL NEW DELHI. Medical Textiles are the type of technical textiles:. Offer a variety of technical & functional properties Have application in the field of medical and clinical care

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standards on medical textiles

STANDARDS ONMEDICAL TEXTILES

DR. ANJAN PRAKASH

ADDNL.MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT

DR. R.M.L. HOSPITAL

NEW DELHI

medical textiles are the type of technical textiles
Medical Textiles are the type of technical textiles:
  • Offer a variety of technical & functional properties
  • Have application in the field of medical and clinical care
  • Are manufactured primarily for their technical performance & functional properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics
objective
Objective
  • Is to improve quality of health care delivery through disposable products and enhance the standard in health care delivery by minimizing the risk of infections.
criterion for medical textiles
Criterion for Medical Textiles

1. Conformance to technical specs.

2. Sterile

3. Anti Allergenic

4. Anti Bacterial

5. Environment friendly

6. Economical

various types of textiles in medical care
Various types of textiles in medical care
  • Natural Man Made
  • Woven Non-Woven
  • Sterile Unsterile
  • Disposable Re-useable
  • Patient Non-Patient
advantages of medical textile
Advantages of Medical Textile
  • Prevention of HAI
  • Cross infection is reduced
  • Protection of care providers
  • Cost effective
  • WHO recommends disposable PPEs
  • Comfort level is higher e.g. gowns
  • Breath-ability of non-woven is better
  • Reduced AVLS.

CONTD…

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Engineered to have high barrier to blood and other body fluids.
  • Are compatible with various types of sterilization techniques
  • In OT’s they protect the user from static electricity
  • Are flexible, soft and comfortable.
categories of medical textiles
Categories of Medical Textiles
  • Personal Health care/Hygiene Products
  • Non implantable material/medical dressings
  • Implantable mats
  • Extra corporal devices
recent advances
Recent Advances

* Development of Polylactic acid polyglycolic acid fibers as structures for cell growth.

* Temporary bio-resource-able textile supports for growing human organic tissue

* Development of smart fibers (Polymers/ Proteins) – for treatment of wounds & Ulcers

application of medical textiles
Application of Medical Textiles
  • Surgical Dressings
  • Health Care Textiles
  • Sutures and ligatures
  • Implants & Devices
  • Extra Corporal Devises
constraints
CONSTRAINTS
  • Indian Standards are not available
  • Provisions of Indian Pharmacopoeia are not available
  • Most of the implants are imported
  • Costs are high
  • R & D is reqd. to meet demands
  • Urgent Need for Standards , B.I.S. to come in Mission Mode.
designated centre of excellence for med textiles various projects sponsored by min of textiles goi
Designated Centre of Excellence for Med. Textiles

Various Projects Sponsored by Min. of Textiles, GOI

setting of standards
Setting Of Standards
  • Quality starts with standards
  • Standards should be
          • Objective
          • Verifiable
          • Uniform
          • Specific
          • Pertinent
          • Acceptable
aim of standards
AIM of STANDARDS
  • IS TO BRING OUR MEDICAL TEXTILE INDUSTRY
  • AT PAR WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.
standards reqd for
Standards Reqd. For
  • Sterility
  • Anti allergenicity
  • Bactericidal
  • Comfort Stds. e.g.water permiabilty.