Nursing scrubs are a widely used type of uniform typically seen in hospitals, clinics, medical and dental offices and laboratories. Lab technicians who collect blood samples wear scrubs as part of their uniform as do many employed in the medical field. Scrubs are made of soft, breathable material which provides comfort while working under a variety of stressful settings.
Many medical students are required to wear scrubs while training or anytime they are in the building. This helps the patients and staff to recognize them as belonging to the medical staff. Uniforms are sometimes provided as part of the employees benefits package or as part of a medical students tuition.
There are many good brands of nursing uniforms on the market, Cherokee is one of the leading manufacturers of scrubs in the industry. Cherokee Workwear is designed to be comfortable and stylish at the same time. Nurses and others often wear scrubs for 10-12 hours at a time during long shifts so comfort is a necessity.
When choosing nursing scrubs, find a style or a couple of styles you like and buy multiple sets to avoid rushing around trying to find your uniform when you’re running late. It is a good idea to pack an extra set of scrubs in your duffle bag or keep one in your locker for a quick change when you do not have the time to go home.
The word “uniform” brings to mind images of those nasty green hospital scrubs that nearly every hospital uses. These scrubs are for a single use and are discarded in the laundry bin when the work day is over.
While this is a good method for for those who do not have a washing machine at home, many feel that these are cold and impersonal and may choose to purchase bright, colorful scrub tops and pants to feel more confidant and make the patient feel more trusting toward the student.