Healthcare scrubs have been the go-to clothing choice for the medical industry for years, and for good reason. There are so many benefits of wearing scrubs – from physical protection for the wearer to preventing cross-contamination. Here are just a few of them.
Quality scrubs are made of fabric that is thick enough to prevent patient bodily fluids from making direct contact with the wearers’ skin.
Scrubs are designed for maximum use and cost-efficiency. They are made of high-quality fabric that is both inexpensive and can withstand even the most thorough and harshest cleaning process possible. This means that they can last through years of wash and wear, and are easy to replace as well.
It’s no secret that healthcare professionals have some of the most physically straining jobs around. Aside from regular exposure to harmful pathogens, they’re expected to stand on their feet throughout their shift, work through long hours, lift patients heavier than them, and move around the hospital for hours on end. They need uniforms that will give them optimum comfort without restricting their movement so they can perform their jobs more efficiently.
With oversized pockets, scrubs are designed to help make the job easier for the wearer. And efficiency is of optimum importance in fast-paced environments like hospitals.
Like every company uniform, scrubs provide easy identification for healthcare professionals belonging to a certain facility. These identifications are usually enhanced with custom color combinations or facility logo prints/embroidery.
Cross-contamination is not just a problem within a healthcare facility – it’s also a community health concern. Processing scrubs in a specialized facility (and not in employee homes) isolates possibly contagious elements before they get the chance to be spread around. Scrubs must be treated like any other medical care linens. To protect the safety of patients and staff, scrubs should be cleaned with precision and an intense focus on hygiene and containing bacteria.
Want to learn more about the benefits of wearing scrubs and and explore our wide range of options available for your facility? Contact Superior Linen today at 800-544-7527 to speak with one of our consultants and get started on your best medical uniform linen service experience!