Who wears SCRUBS

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Any medical staff member that comes into physical contact with a patient and patient’s bodily fluids is required to wear Nursing Scrubs for the purpose of hygiene. Traditionally, medical scrubs comprised of a short sleeved wrap style top and loose elasticized cotton Scrub pants, pulled on by doctors as part of the ‘scrubbing in’ process for the OR. These scrubs were meant to be worn only in OR so that the spread of germs and possible infections would be restricted. Nowadays, scrubs are worn by different medical professionals during their shifts, and don’t change into their regular clothing till it’s […]

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Dress For Success; Your New Job As A Nurse

Although many workplaces are trending towards a more casual work environment, it’s important to remember that the hospital isn’t your home. It may not be completely fair, but people do judge you by the way you look and how you dress. What you wear influences the professional opinion people have about you and their perception of how you see yourself. Most nurses would agree that they want to be viewed as competent, professional and intelligent. Take a look in the mirror and ask yourself if your appearance reflects that image. Most hospitals are conservative in the sense that flashy clothing […]

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Nurse Wear: Dressing For Colder Weather

Anyone who wears scrubs will tell you they do very little to offer any sort of warmth. Many hospitals, located in urban areas have nurses and doctors using public transportation to get to work. Often, this makes the walk from the bus stop or the subway a daunting task, especially during winter months. How do you prepare for those cold winter days when the wind chill makes it feel like we’re living on the North Pole? Do you layer your scrubs? Do you change into your uniforms when you get to work? No matter what you decide, it’s important to be prepared.

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