May 14, 2009 --If you have ever been to a hospital, odds are you know about those backless gowns. A nurse got fed up with traditional gowns that leave patients exposed and have ties that are tough to reach. She created a new gown that goes on like a poncho with openings on the side and it ties in the front.
It's designed for easy access in emergency situations and it keeps patients covered.
An Idaho hospital will be the first to test the gowns next month.