The Bare-Non® Modesty Apron has been pioneered and designed by West Midlands Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Mr Mushtaque Ishaque.

Having observed the growth in litigious claims, Mr Ishaque recognised the need for a specially designed garment for patients to wear, allowing practitioners to carry out a full visual examination of the back and spine whilst covering the front torso and preserving patient modesty. An apron shape seemed a suitable starting point.

Introducing a split in the centre allowed access to the abdomen when the patient is lying on their back. This innovation, together with the overall design, allows for use in a wide cross section of medical examinations and investigations.

The final innovative step saw the adoption of an extendable crimped neckline, which means one size, fits all.

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The Bare-Non® Modesty Apron is a low-cost, hypo-allergenic, single use disposable garment which comes individually wrapped in a recyclable paper pouch. The garment is easy to use and comfortable to wear and enables the practitioner to perform a full examination without unnecessarily exposing the patient.

There are many instances where a patient can benefit from wearing a Bare-Non® Modesty Apron such as spinal examinations and orthopaedic upper limb examinations, mammography and radiological investigations, echocardiography and electrocardiography, cardiac and respiratory examinations and pre-operative assessment.

The Bare-Non® Modesty Apron can also be used in an immediate post-operative scenario especially in an “open ward” intensive care setting where the patient often needs to be exposed to access chest drains and ECG leads. In such environments there is generally only a curtain to pull around the patient so small steps in modesty protection should be mandatory.

The Bare-Non® Modesty Apron is also of benefit to a young adult when being examined especially where there may be several other people in the room. As well as the medical practitioner there might also be parents, a chaperone and possibly even junior doctors or medical students.

The use of a Bare-Non® Modesty Apron should be considered as a cost-effective device in helping to alleviate the need for chaperone services thereby releasing a valuable resource back to direct patient care.

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The Bare-Non® Modesty Apron protects the modesty and dignity of patients, offering triple protection.