Surgical shoe covers are made of polyethylene or polypropylene. Polyethylene is a non-static, non-woven material. This means, dirt and dust and other particles cannot stick to its surface, and since it’s non-woven, dirt and dust cannot be ground into the weave.
Shoe Covers are meant for one time use only.
Shoe Covers are non-woven Polypropylene.
Shoe Covers are water resistant not waterproof.
Shoe Covers have a slip resistant pattern on the sole
Make sure that all areas of the foot are covered and the shoe covers are snug over your ankle and calf. If your shoe covers have a strap, wrap the strap around for a comfortable fit. Try not to touch the floor or other areas with your hands while putting the shoe covers on.
The proper use of quality shoe covers can help prevent bacteria or germs from contaminating sterile areas. However, hospitals are not the only place where shoe covers are beneficial. Industrial gardeners or daycare facilities can also utilize shoe covers to prevent cross-contamination in their place of work.
Wear shoe covers to provide a barrier against possible exposure to airborne organisms or contact with a contaminated environment. Use shoe covers for patients with hemorrhagic disease. Shoe covers should be worn as part of Full Barrier Precautions.
Once you sit down, be careful not to touch one leg with the other. Then grasp the outside of the boot or shoe cover and pull down toward your ankle. Then, lift the boot or shoe cover over your heel, pull it off your foot, and dispose of it correctly.
Yes these shoe covers are biodegradable.