Medical scrubs protect nurses and other medical professionals from blood borne pathogens and germs. Doctors, nurses and medical technicians are exposed to germs and bacteria every single day. One way to protect ourselves from these exposures is to wear protective clothing.
Scrubs function not only as nursing uniforms but also serve to protect our clothing from being contaminated by germs. Sick patients expose medical techs and others by sneezing, coughing and through other bodily fluids that can get on our clothes where we would be a carrier of germs.
Hospitals keep scrubs in the doctors and nurses locker rooms to ensure that all personnel are wearing appropriate clothing and that it has been cleaned according to safety regulations. Nurses are required to wear scrubs or nursing uniforms to be recognized as hospital staff to patients and visitors. The scrubs are to be worn for the day and removed before leaving so as not to transport germs and bacteria.
Wearing scrubs is a protection against exposure to many infectious diseases. Nurses visit many patients in a day so that is a lot of people that could be infected by unsanitary practices.
There are many brands of scrubs that are easy to clean and made from a soft material that makes them comfortable to wear for long shifts. If you want something fun and creative, there are designs for scrubs with Disney characters, Scooby Doo and other cartoon favorites for nurses working in children’s units and nurseries. Scrub sets also come in maternity and extra large sizes to fit any body.
Patients often cough, sneeze or vomit unexpectedly and if bodily fluids are splashed on scrubs they are easy to change and launder. In fact, many visiting nurses carry and extra set of scrubs in the car for a quick change when necessary.
Check out all the new medical scrubs sets and stock up with extras for emergencies.