Doula Care

Doula

When asked to name the first medical professional that comes to mind, one would most likely answer a doctor or nurse. However, there are so many various fractions in the medical industry that one professional is often overlooked or sometimes people do not know of its existence, yet an important part to the neonatal unit is a doula. So what is a doula exactly? Is a doula a nurse or a mother helping another mother? Let’s delve in and understand some more. A doula (pronounced doo-lah) is derived from a Greek word. Translated it means “a woman who serves” and […]

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What’s your color?

Scrub Colors

Ever wonder why the most popular colors for scrubs are the greens or the blues when there are so many options to choose from? It used to be that doctors, especially those performing surgeries, didn’t even wear special work garments and simply operated in their regular clothes and with bare hands. The 1918 flu pandemic and the rise of antiseptic theory led first to the use of surgical masks and rubber gloves and, eventually, antiseptic drapes, gowns and caps in the operating room. Early OR garments were white, which emphasized cleanliness but led to eyestrain and headaches for surgeons and their […]

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