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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Online availablity of eco-friendly medical scrubs

One of my cousins who is in medical profession was talking about their uniform and she said that sometimes she is bored wearing same medical 'scrubs' daily. As the term 'scrubs' was new to me, I asked her the details about it and she handed over some information links to me.

According to a definition by 'Wikipedia': Scrubs are the shirts and trousers or gowns worn by nurses, surgeons, and other operating room personnel when "scrubbing in" for surgery. They are designed to be simple with minimal places for dirt to hide, easy to launder, and cheap to replace if damaged or stained irreparably. The wearing of scrubs has been extended outside of surgery in many hospitals. Originally issued as replacement clothing if street clothing was contaminated, scrubs are now worn by any hospital personnel in any clean environment.

Any medical uniform consisting of a short-sleeve shirt and pants are known as "scrubs". Scrubs may also include a waist-length long-sleeved jacket with no lapels and stockinette cuffs, known as a "warm-up jacket". Nearly all patient care personnel in Canada and the United States wear some form of scrubs while on duty, as do some staffers in doctor, dental and veterinary offices. Support staff such as custodians and unit clerks also wear scrubs in some facilities.

Scrubs worn in surgery are almost always colored solid light green, light blue or a light green-blue shade, although some medical centers have switched to pink as a theft deterrent. Surgical scrubs are rarely owned by the wearer; due to concerns about home laundering and sterility issues, these scrubs are hospital-owned or hospital-leased through a commercial linen service.

Non-surgical scrubs come in a wider variety of colors and patterns, ranging from official issue garments to custom made, whether by commercial uniform companies or by home-sewing using commercially available printed patterns.

Where to buy scrubs? 'Scrubs & Beyond' is a great online source for medical scrubs, shoes and more. Specialty of this online store is that it offers variety of scrubs from which 'Eco friendly scrubs' are really nice as these scrubs are made with breathable and comfortable fabrics.

The collection of nursing scrubs include mens scrubs, nursing shoes, clogs, and nursing accessories.

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