Monday, 25 July 2011

All about medical scrubs


You will see medical professionals wearing scrubs all around the world in today’s world. Nurses, surgeons and other operating room personnel wear this specially designed item of clothing all around the world, which include a shirt, a trouser, and a cap. They are specifically made to be simple, sanitary, and cost efficient to be replaced. This garment was, in the beginning, worn by the medical professionals to replace their normal clothes which could easily be infected in the medical environment. But as we see today, it is typically worn by the each and every person working in that environment, where high sanitary condition is an obligation.
It was 20th century when surgeons started wearing these suits in the operating theatre, before that it was just worn by the nurses in the hospital as a uniform. With the advancement of medical sciences, the idea of medical garments and antiseptic drapes came forth specially in a place where a patient is being operated. These medical scrubs used to be white in color but as it was eye hurting in a highly illuminated environment of an operation theatre, they were made in various other dull shades of green.
In 1970, these scrubs were modernized as they started coming in various eye catching colors. With a blend of polyester and cotton, short sleeve shirts, drawstring pants, and for women mid-length dresses were introduced. Today’s scrubs are solid light green, light blue or a mixture of both of these pleasant colors. To satisfy the concerns of sterility, medical health facility normally own and launder these scrubs. Some hospitals keep different colors of scrubs for the personnel from different departments of the hospital, for their general identification.
Have no surprise on seeing a cartoon character made on the scrub of a nurse working in the department of pediatrics. Contemporary medical scrubs, made of colorful fabrics and cartoon characters on them, are really common in departments related to children health. On the other hand, scrubs made for the departments where adults are treated, will look sober and have a classic pattern. In a few words, scrub is something that is so comfortable and appealing that you will not mind wearing every day.

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