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Transform your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing - Healthy Happy Nurse

We get to meet so many amazing nurses and recently we have met Michelle Gordon from The Healthy Happy Nurse.

Still working as a nurse she understands the highs and lows of working in the nursing profession. After reaching burnout she found her way out and now wants to help other nurses live healthy happy lives through her Healthy Happy Nurse Program. 

Happy Nurse

Michelle is a true inspiration so we wanted to share her story and program with you and also invite you to join our Fun Friday Scrub Club.

Fun Scrubs bring just that - a tonne of fun into environments that can be incredibly stressful -rewarding and deeply moving at the same time.
Are you looking for a way to bring some fun to your hard-working medical teams! Infectious Clothing is now working with hospitals and medical facilities across the country on the Fun Friday Scrub Club Movement.

Are you starting to feel burnt out? In our dynamic and complex profession, stress and burnout in nursing is very real.

It may start with feeling misaligned, unfulfilled and frustrated. Then before you know it you can find yourself in extreme overwhelm, feeling lost, frustrated and completely exhausted.


The Healthy Happy Nurse - A 12 week online and interactive program

Focused on helping you transform your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Fun Scrub Fridays is a great way to shine a light and bring some light back

Are you looking for a way to bring some fun to your hard-working medical teams! Infectious Clothing is now working with hospitals and medical facilities across the country on the Fun Friday Scrub Club Movement.

We would love you to join in the fun with our Fun Friday Scrub Club 

Fun Friday Scrub Club

Fun Scrubs bring just that- a tonne of fun into environments that can be incredibly stressful -rewarding and deeply moving at the same time.

COVID has highlighted the state of mental health not only amongst the community but also within the medical Industry and Fun Scrub Fridays is a great way to shine a light and bring some light back!!

Register your workplace and your teams will have access to discounts and giveaways.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Scrubs | Halloween Printed Designs

Show your support for breast cancer awareness month by wearing pink scrubs or scrubs with pink ribbon printed patterns this October. Infectious supplies several styles of scrubs in lovely hot pink colour and this year we have a fantastic printed design from Zoe and Chloe called "Hope Full." The Hope Full print features a black background with pink ribbons, pink heart shapes and messages of hope. This scrub top is a great way to show your support to Women while working. 

Pink Ribbon Design Scrubs | Hot Pink Scrubs by WonderWink

 Z+C Hope Full Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Scrubs October

6155 Hot Pink Scrub Top Australia - Infectious Clothing Company

 

Halloween Printed Scrubs

It's October already and Halloween is fast approaching. 2020 has been a tough year for everyone so why not let off some steam by dressing up in a fun Halloween costume. Infectious has you covered this year with two great spooky designs so you can have some fun at work and especially on a night shift!

 
Halloween Costume Party Scrubs Supplier
Halloween Spooky Design Scrub Top Australian Supplier

 

Infectious Clothing Company is the home to Australia's largest collection of fashion printed design scrub tops. We have printed scrub top for holidays such as Easter, Christmas, Halloween as well as season prints for Spring, Summer and Winter. Look no further than Infectious when you want to stand out from your coworkers and bring a smile to all around you.

Zoe and Chloe Scrubs Australia - Infectious is the number one supplier

Christmas Scrubs with Printed Designs and Patterns

Are you looking for Australia'a number one supplier of Christmas Scrubs? Infectious has Australia's largest range of printed scrubs for Christmas and the holiday season. We have colourful and fun Christmas prints from your favourite brands like WonderWink, Zoe and Chloe and Biz Care. There are many styles, colours and designs for you to choose from from sizes XS through to plus sizes 2XL and 3XL. It doesn't matter if you are a Nurse, Doctor, Vet, Dentist, Aged Care worker, or in beauty and laser - spread the festive holiday spirit this year by wearing Christmas scrubs to work.

Christmas Scrubs for Sale!

Check out our selection of wonderful festive print Xmas scrub tops below, you won't find a better online collection of nurses Christmas scrubs anywhere. All of the designs below are in stock and ready for immediate shipping. We will have more fun designs available in November including Christmas scrubs for Men and a unique Australian Christmas pattern that is exclusive to Infectious. 

 Zoe and Chloe Gnomies Christmas Print Nurses Scrub Top
Christmas Puppy Animal Christmas Printed Scrub Top
Winter Stars Xmas Nursing Scrub Top Australia
Snow Flakes Black Scrub Top - Christmas Pattern Design
Royal Blue Christmas Print Scrub Top for Nurses
Seasons Greeting Nursing Scrub top for Christmas
Royal Blue Winter Lifestyle Xmas Scrub Top for Nurses
Oh Snap Zoe and Chloe Printed Scrub Design top for Christmas

 

Infectious has always been the goto supplier of fun and stylish Christmas printed scrubs in Australia. We have been supplying fashion prints and designs from world leading brands before our competitors had even heard of Christmas scrubs. Infectious gives you the quality that you want, the best brands, best fabrics and best designs. Don't settle for second best come to Infectious Clothing Company and be completely satisfied.

Christmas prints for Men are coming in November. Get in touch if you would like to find out more or secure your Men's Christmas top as they are limited in number. Shop seasonal scrubs for sale.

You are able to buy Christmas scrubs with Afterpay and Zippay from Infectious for extra convenience. We recommend selecting Australia Post Express Post shipping option at the checkout as regular e-parcel parcels are taking longer than expected.

Don't forget to create a customer account and join the Infectious Scrub Club for the latest news and special members only offers. Xmas prints are perfect for the Fun Friday Scrub Club events. Remember to tag your photos to instagram and facebook with the hastag #funfridayscrubclub to be in for a chance to win a Christmas party on us.

Scrub Club by Infectious

Fashion Print Scrubs for Men

At last, Men can buy scrubs with print designs. Traditionally men have stuck to classically styled uniforms in solid colours. Times have changed and Dickies have produced a great selection of modern uniforms featuring prints for men. There are abstract designs such as camo and tie-dye as well as shapes like sharks, turtles, sea stars and even lucky horseshoes. 

Infectious is the home of Fun Friday Scrub Club where we encourage healthcare workers to wear printed scrubs on Fridays to bring awareness to mental health. This initiative is something that we are very proud of and we love to give back to the healthcare workers who spend their careers caring for all of us. Now male healthcare workers can participate by wearing fun prints that are made just for Men.

Dickies Men's Print Scrub Top Lucky You

 

Dickies Men's Print Scrub Top Sealife

 

Dickies Men's Print Scrub Top Tie Dye Fashion Design

4 Face Mask Myths That We Need To Debunk (COVID-19 Misinformation)

 

Social distancing and hand-washing are obvious measures that we should all be following to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Especially in areas that are experiencing a surge in case numbers. So what about masks?

The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 2 also wears a mask in a public setting. But with every man and his dog having an opinion on this, there has been a lot of misinformation spreading online.

In this blog, we want to outline some common myths that need to be debunked, based on what the best current research is telling us.

 

Myth #1 - Masks are one size fits all, right?

False. A mask should fit securely around the face, specifically covering your nose and mouth. A mask must fit from the bridge of the nose to the underside of the chin. There must be no gaps for air to get in or out around the mask.

All air going in or out must pass through the mask, so the mask needs to fit snugly on your face and be secured at the back of your head or with ear loops. With people’s face size (and shape) varying wildly it’s important you find a mask that fits you well.

We provide a handy sizing guide on our reusable mask product pages for our ViralOff and Silver iON masks.

 

Myth #2 - It’s fine to remove or adjust my mask to talk to people (or eat and drink)

It can be oh-so-tempting to try and adjust your mask. Especially during social interactions. But as soon as you touch your mask, you’re at risk of contaminating your hands and then contaminating yourself.

The best advice is to not touch your face when you’ve got your mask on. You want to ensure that your mouth and nose are covered at all times and only remove your mask when it's safe to do so. This is the best way to avoid the risk of infecting yourself or others.

 

Myth #3 - Cotton masks are just as effective as medical-grade masks

Masks work by filtering the air that you breathe. And unfortunately, handmade cotton masks don't offer the effective filtration that is essential in the protection and prevention of spread.

We offer two high-quality reusable masks with different levels of filtration (both come in various sizes).

The Viraloff Mask – A basic mask that provides a barrier (without advanced filtration). This mask uses ViralOff chemical treatment to kill viruses. This mask provides a strong barrier against droplets (think of it as sanitizing gel for your mask).

The Silver Ion Mask - A reusable and washable mask that provides at least 99% filtration efficiency against microbial and airborne particles down to 2.5 microns (PM2.5). It has a silver ion fabric that effectively disinfects and reduces microbes.

An N95 mask by definition needs to have a filtration efficiency to remove 95% of .3+ micro-particles. Our Silver Ion mask has a 99% filtration efficiency to 2.5microns.

It is constructed with 5 different filter layers; each layer serves a specific function and ensures that the mask’s performance can be retained after washing.

Advanced 5-Layer Shield

 

Myth #4 - If I’m not sick I don’t need to wear a mask

While wearing a mask is extremely important for people who may be infected with COVID-19 - it’s also important for people who don’t believe they’re sick.

There is research suggesting that a significant number of people with COVID-19 show no symptoms. And these people are completely unaware that they could be spreading the virus.

 

Why do people choose our reusable masks?

As discussed above, we offer two high-quality masks at Infectious Clothing Co. Being reusable, these Pacsafe masks are cost-effective and friendlier on the environment.

  • They're Antimicrobial
    Pacsafe offers two types of Antimicrobial technologies – ViralOff and Silver iON
  • They Provide A Strong Barrier
    The mask itself offers a barrier to prevent droplets from spreading through talking, sneezing, and coughing.
  • They Offer Advanced Filtering
    Pacsafe's Silver iON is constructed with 5 different filter layers. Each layer serves a specific function and ensures that the mask’s performance can be retained after washing.

Whether you wear one of our Pacsafe masks or one of the many other options out there, it’s crucial that we all do what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for doing your part!

Buy Reusable and Washable Protective Face Masks Australia

Pacsafe reusable and washable face masks are available for sale in Australia through Infectious Clothing Company. The reusable Silver Ion face mask is the next level of technology for protective face masks. Consider reusable masks the new essentials for keeping you safe every day.

The Silver Ion mask by Pacsafe provides high levels of filtration in a comfortable garment that is totally reusable and washable. 

10164707 PACSAFE SILVER ION REUSABLE PROTECTIVE FACE MASK

  • Advanced Silver Ions layer which effectively filters out airborne particles down to 2.5 microns
  • 3D Skeleton construction layer to create room for comfort and facilitates easy breathing and talking.
  • Anti-odour lining layer which is made of ultra-soft modal fabric and graphene to effectively neutralise odour
  • Adjustable straps and adjustable nose clip. Sterilised and vacuum sealed before shipping for added peace of mind.

When considering the purchase of a protective face mask check if to see if the features match the advanced Silver Ion mask by Pacsafe.

Pacsafe Silver Ion Face Mask Australia

 

How Employee Uniforms Can Transform Your Aged Care Facility (The 2 Surprising Reasons)

HOW EMPLOYEE UNIFORMS CAN TRANSFORM YOUR AGED CARE FACILITY (THE 2 SURPRISING REASONS)

Choosing a uniform for your care workers is an extremely important decision.

Did you know the right uniform can positively impact both your team AND the aging Australian’s that you care for?

Whether for Residential, Respite, Home or Community care - your uniform can make a surprising difference to the quality of care you provide.

In this blog we’re going to explain exactly how your uniform can:

  • Promote team spirit and morale.
  • And promote better life quality for the clients you care for.

If you’d like to reach out to our friendly team to discuss your specific requirements you can visit our group orders page here. We’d be happy to offer you a free uniform review!

1 - A uniform that creates a more productive and engaged team

The impact that your work uniform has on your care workers is hard to overstate.

It really is one of the most important decisions any aged care facility can make.

Your team’s uniform affects so many aspects, including:

  • Productivity
  • Team spirit
  • And staff co-operation

Not to mention all of the impacts that your uniform makes on your clients (which we’ll also discuss below).

So where do you start?

Well, there are many key decisions when it comes to your staff uniform.

From colours to styles, fits, and materials.

Obviously you want a uniform that your workers are comfortable in and proud to wear.

You also want a uniform that’s stylish and attractive (to promote team spirit and morale).

Selecting the right uniform will show your care worker team that you value them. It will also remind them of this, every time they slip into their uniform before a shift.

2 - A uniform that helps provide better care for your clients

Beyond the profound impacts that your uniform has on your team, there’s another massive consideration.

How will your choice of uniform impact the clients you care for?

Your choice of uniform can provide many benefits to your clients, including:

  • Improved visibility
  • Provoking positive emotional responses
  • And building better relationships

So let’s look at each of these considerations a little closer.

Colour allows your clients to identify your care workers.

This is crucially important. Especially when we consider that many of the aging Australians you care for may have impaired vision.

When clients struggle to tell different objects apart it can add stressful complexity and confusion to their day.

Anything we can do to help your workers stand out can (and will) make a direct positive impact on your clients’ quality of life.

Colour impacts people emotionally and physically.

Colour affects different people in different ways. But there are also some general guidelines we suggest you understand.

For example, blue can relax clients. But if most of your clients have dementia, red can entice brain activity and attention.

Facilities such as residential care, consumer-directed care, and respite care have more scrub uniform colour standards than the average business.

There are also colour considerations around the culture and social upbringing of your clients.

If you’re ready to start planning a new uniform that can positively impact your team and your clients, we’d love to chat!

Our friendly team can review your requirements and make a uniform suggestion that is perfect for you.

As the #1 scrubs retailer in Australia, we specialise in making uniforms easy! That’s why we’d like to offer you:

  • A free uniform review
  • Sample ranges for fittings
  • Simple ordering and delivery services

Click here to get started now!

Buy KN95 Face Mask Australia | P2 Mask for Sale

Infectious has bulk quantities of hospital quality protective P2/KN95 face masks for sale. Buy in bulk and save, we have boxes of 25, 50 and 100 face masks which are in-stock and ready for immediate shipping. View All 

With the surge in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne and Victoria, the state premier and health department officials are recommending all people travelling on public transport and going in public places to wear masks. Now is the time to buy your supply of disposable face masks that deliver a high level of protection.

Bulk Buy 50 Box KN95/P2 Type Protective Face Mask

KN95/ P2 Type Face Mask - Hospital Quality Protective Respirator

KN95/P2 TYPE PARTICULATE RESPIRATOR FACE MASK (BOX OF 25)

Give your healthcare team the extra protection from airborne pathogens with these effective high-quality, lightweight and comfortable protective face masks. 

These P2 type protective masks are the real deal and not some low-quality fakes that are saturating the market. These masks are TGA Registered and feature 5 layers of filtration.

Filtration through mechanical impaction and electrostatic capture means these masks have a filtration efficiency of 95%. Raised dome form factor and elastic earloops are designed to provide a good facial fit to minimise aerosol contamination of the mucus membranes of the nose and mouth.

5 PROTECTIVE FABRIC LAYERS (OUTSIDE TO INSIDE)

  1. 50gsm white Non-woven polypropylene fabric layer,
  2. 25gsm melt-blown polypropylene with a bacterial filtration efficiency of 95% layer,
  3. 25gsm melt-blown polypropylene with a bacterial filtration efficiency of 95% layer,
  4. 50gsm moisture absorption and perspiration diversion layer,
  5. 25gsm white non-woven polypropylene fabric layer

TGA registered: ARTG No. 332809

Price per mask $7.95 incl GST

*Due to infection control risks masks are not able to be returned. All sales are final

COMMERCIAL QUANTITIES OF FACE MASKS

Are you looking for a commercial quantity of masks for your clinic or hospital? Infectious Clothing Company has sourced the highest quality disposable masks that are TGA registered. Please contact us if you require bulk quantities of quality face masks such as 10000+ masks. 

KN95 FACE MASK AVAILABLE IN-STORE - KUNDA PARK, QLD, AUSTRALIA

IN STOCK FACE MASKS FOR SALE

How Employee Uniforms Can Improve Your Aged Care Facility

61% of employees are more productive when employers require a dress code. While this is true for all workers, care workers will not only feel more engaged while wearing a uniform, but the right scrub uniform can benefit clients living at the facility.

Aged Care Uniforms - Scrubs, Tunics, Blouses, Skirts and Pants

Did you know your employee uniforms can provide better care for ageing Australians? Scrub uniform colours can improve visibility and entice different emotional and physical responses. Your employee uniforms should have specific colour schemes but should also be comfortable and stylish for your care workers.

Here’s why employee uniforms can benefit care workers and some advice when choosing and cleaning your scrub uniforms.

Stylish and Comfortable Scrub Uniforms for Care Workers

Employee uniforms offer a sense of belonging. Employees better engage with your brand, promoting team spirit and improved culture. This not only helps your team stay productive, but they also interact more with clients.

The right employment uniforms are not only comfortable but also stylish. Your employees will love wearing their scrub uniforms, especially if wearing a uniform helps their clients.

Shows You Value Employees

Well-made scrub uniforms tell your staff that they’re all on the same team. They can better perform their duties, engage with clients, and will work better with other team members.

But you don’t want to provide your team with just any uniform. You’ll want to give them a chic scrub uniform to wear that’s stylish, comfortable and functional.

Your team will feel great wearing a high-quality and attractive uniform that is easy to clean and care for. By providing top-quality scrubs will show that you value your employees.

Comfort

With any work uniform, the priority is comfort. Your team spend long hours on their feet, helping care for the many clients at your facility. This is why a comfortable scrub uniform is the key to energised and engaged staff members.

Practical scrub uniforms are sleek and are easy to move around in. They’re also made of durable fabrics that won’t rip and tear easily. Pockets make life easy as well for carrying essentials. High-quality scrub uniforms impress your clients as well as your staff. This simple notion shows that you care about your brand image and your employees will feel pride.

Stylish

Employers should spend time creating and planning their employee’s uniforms. While quality and comfort are key, you’ll also want to provide uniforms that are attractive.

Stylish scrub uniforms have a lasting impression on your staff. Specific colours help make scrub uniforms pop and will also help your clients with vision issues. Your staff will feel better by wearing attractive scrub uniforms, boosting their engagement.

Aged Care Workers Scrubs - Infectious Clothing Company

Colour

Colour impacts your scrub uniforms at work because your clients will use colour to identify care workers. Coloured scrub uniforms also benefit certain clients, such as those with weak vision. Specific colours and colour schemes also make your scrub uniforms more attractive and may also tie in with your branding.

Here’s how scrub uniform colours can benefit clients.

Impacts Clients Positively

Colour impacts people in different ways, both physically and emotionally. Certain colours make us feel happy, relaxed, and even hungry. In addition, colour also impacts different cultural blueprints and biological upbringings.

This is why coloured scrub uniforms can entice your clients. The right colours can promote socialisation, improved vision, and can encourage clients to eat. Dishes and utensils with contrasting colours can also make the dining process easier for your clients. Certain colours can also inspire creativity, helping your clients have fun.

While colour has many benefits, it’s essential that your scrub uniform colour schemes reflect personal wishes. This includes religious and spiritual preferences as well as cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Improves Weak Vision

Many clients have weakened vision and they’re unable to tell different people and objects apart. Some common age-related vision problems include spatial disorientation, issues with depth perception, reduced ability to perceive contrasts, and altered colour perception.

Identifying certain colours can help strengthen their vision and better identify your staff.

Benefits Your Dementia Clients

Various colours improve the quality of life for many clients with dementia.

Many vision problems are linked to dementia. These include macular degeneration, cataracts, colour-blindness, diabetes retinopathy, and glaucoma. Serious symptoms of these ailments include loss of vision (as well as central or peripheral vision) and blurry vision.

All dementia-informed care workers try to implement wellness and reablement for clients. Fortunately, scrub uniform colours offer many benefits. Colour can enhance their visibility. They will better identify care workers and can receive the necessary attention.

Colour also offers emotional and physical benefits, especially for older Australians with dementia. Blue can calm clients and even lowers blood pressure. Blue furniture such as couches and bedding can keep clients relaxed while comfortable.

Red is also a dementia-friendly colour. This colour alone can improve brain activity in dementia clients. Red also grabs their attention, helping better recognize care workers.

If your dementia clients are struggling to eat, red scrub uniforms, plates, and utensils can help increase their appetite.

Tips to Choose the Best Scrub Uniform Colours

Facilities such as residential care, consumer-directed care, and respite care have more scrub uniform colour standards than the average business.

You want to choose scrub uniform colours that represent your facility and match your logo as well as choosing colours your team will love. But your colours should also improve visibility and engagement for your clients.

Here are some important tips when choosing uniform colours.

Emotional Responses and Culture

Colour awakens emotional responses, but this has to do with cultural and social upbringing. Different colours carry different definitions and responses throughout the world. Make sure you research different colours and how they impact various cultures.

Colours That Help Clients

You’ll want to choose colours that are the most helpful. Blue and red are perfect examples — blue can relax clients; but if most of your clients have dementia, red can entice brain activity and attention.

Some colours are also more visible than others. For example, colours in the middle of the spectrum, such as yellow, are more easily identifiable than colours outside of the spectrum. But be wary if your clients are colour-blind because they may see yellow as white.

If you want to choose colours with great visibility and emotional benefits, choose warm colours. Warm colours are stimulating and convey socialization, happiness, and energy. Some great warm colours include coral, peach, and soft apricot.

Too Many Colours Can Be Distracting

If your scrub uniforms will have multiple colours, choose colours in the same palette. Too many colours can distract your clients. This is especially true if the colours you choose are all bright and bold. 

Avoid Colours at the End of the Spectrum

Colours at the end of the spectrum, such as blue and red, look dark to many clients. While some shades of blue and red work great for scrub uniforms, darker variations of these colours won’t be as visible as the lighter and brighter variations.

Know the Colours That Are Easy and Hard to See

Clients have the easiest time seeing colours in the middle of the spectrum. This includes yellow, orange, and green. The most difficult colours for clients are lavender and pastel blues. These colours look like grey to those with vision issues.

Contrast Colours

Contrasting colours help clients identify people and objects. Certain colour contrasts can also improve orientation, navigation, independent, mobility, and involvement.

For best results, choose major colour contrasts. Colours at the middle of the spectrum, such as yellow and green, pair best with colours at the end of the spectrum.

Colour Rendering

Colour rendering is the way a colour looks under a specific light source. Lighting not only impacts colour visibility but also colour contrasts. Colours that are too bright won’t show up as well in the daylight.

The type of light in your facility also impacts the way colour looks. For example, natural daylight alters colours more than artificial light.

How to Prevent Contamination

As a care worker, consumer advocacy is one of your biggest concerns. Your clothes not only spread germs but also retain them. In order to not spread viruses and bacteria to your loved ones, proper scrub uniform maintenance is important.

Do Not Shake Clothes

Many people shake out their clothes before laundering. However, try and get out of this habit. Germs can survive on clothes for several hours. Shaking out clothes can disperse viruses into the air. If you have to shake your clothes, make sure no one is around and wear a cloth mask.

Line Your Laundry Hamper with a Washable or Disposable Bag

Throwing contaminated clothing in the laundry hamper will only spread the virus more. Before placing your clothes in the hamper, place your clothes in either a disposable bag or washable hamper lining first. Hamper liners are recommended before they’re environmentally friendly and are easy to wash.

Separate Potentially Contaminated Clothes from Other Clothes

Washing all dirty clothes together is convenient and saves energy. However, you risk cross-contamination. Even though laundering can kill the COVID-19 virus, we’re still trying to understand how the virus lives on clothes and spreads to others and your surroundings.

Leave Your Work Shoes in a Designated Place

The coronavirus, as well as other germs, can also live on your shoes for a long time. It’s best to leave them in a specific place, ideally away from others. If you can, leave your shoes in your garage or even in your car.

Wash Your Clothes at 60 Degrees Celsius

Experts recommend washing your clothes in warm and hot settings to effectively kill the virus. 60 degrees Celsius is the standard. If your laundry machine doesn’t specify temperatures, wash your scrub uniform in hot water.

Wear the Best Employee Uniforms

Employee uniforms can better engage your care workers and can benefit your clients. If you’re looking for new uniforms and scrubs, we offer clothing for aged care workers.

 

NEW Industrial Strength Scrubs (+ 5 Crucial Laundry Tips For COVID-19)

NEW Industrial Strength Scrubs (+ 5 Crucial Laundry Tips For COVID-19)

We all know that to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it’s crucial for us to wash our hands and keep surfaces sanitised, right?

But for healthcare workers, there’s an added level of precaution required. It’s also important to wash your scrubs after every shift. Experts are suggesting that medical staff wash their uniforms at 60 degrees Celcius after each and every shift.

This is extremely sensible advice for obvious reasons. But the problem is that most scrubs are not manufactured to withstand constant washing at high heat.

That’s why here at Infectious, we’re proud to be launching our Dickies Industrial Strength Scrubs! Specially designed to withstand regular high-temperature laundering, these scrubs are ultra-tough and made to last.

We hope these new scrubs will help you stay healthy and comfortable during this extremely challenging time. In this blog, we also want to outline 5 important tips for maintaining a healthy home after each shift ends.

1 - Do not shake clothes before laundering

While it can be a natural habit to shake out dirty laundry, this can actually disperse the virus through the air.

Your safest option is to place your dirty uniform directly into the washing machine without doing any other pre-wash routines.

2 - Line your laundry hamper with a washable or disposable bag

As we throw our dirty clothes into our laundry hamper we could be creating a contaminated area and spreading the virus. Your best bet is to use a disposable (or washable) lining to prevent this.

By washing or throwing away your laundry liner you can avoid passing any germs to members of your household who may be digging around in the laundry basket.

3 - Keep potentially contaminated laundry separate from your other laundry

Many households have one main laundry hamper for all washing. During the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s a good idea to store your dirty uniform (and any other potentially contaminated clothing) in a separate hamper until you wash it.

This way you can avoid any build-up of germs and ensure other members of your family aren’t having their clothes infected.

4 - Leave your work shoes in a designated place

Another great idea is to take off your shoes as soon as you arrive home and either leave them in your car or in your garage.

Shoes are notorious for collecting germs, and following this simple ritual could prevent you from walking the virus right into your home.

5 - Be sure to wash your laundry at 60 degrees Celsius

As we discussed above, experts are recommending we wash our scrubs at 60 degrees to effectively kill any germs.

If you’re looking for durable and stylish scrubs that are specially designed to withstand this kind of wash cycle, we have you covered!

With a wide range of sizes and colours, you can explore our new Industrial Strength Scrubs here.

Following these simple steps could help to keep you and your household safe during these challenging times.

Here at Infectious, we are so incredibly grateful for every single healthcare worker in our amazing community!

Our thoughts are with you in the coming weeks and months. And we’re here to help in any (and every) way we can including the supply of hot wash scrubs for men and women.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Online Store Open

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are experiencing some delays in shipping times and product availability. Rest assured, the Infectious team is making every effort to get your uniforms out to you as soon as possible and we will continue to do so throughout this crisis. We appreciate you, the heroes working on the front lines of this crisis in every sector of the medical field and we thank you for your service.

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Choosing the Best Scrubs for Nursing

Are your uniform scrubs making an excellent first impression?

Your clothing says a lot about you at first glance, especially in the medical profession. You must be presentable from head-to-toe to come across as neat and professional.

Modern scrubs come in several fits, patterns, and colours. Ultimately, the best scrubs for you will depend on your personal preferences. Do you want a tailored look, or do you prefer a scrub that’s breezy and loose-fitting? Maybe bright colours or prints are your thing?

Finding stylish scrubs that are functional can be a challenge. Regardless of the style you choose, nurse scrubs must be comfortable. They shouldn’t limit your movements. 

Show up ready to work and excited about your scrubs with this guide to the best scrubs for nursing.

How Should Scrubs Fit?
When choosing scrubs, you must pay special attention to their fit. Compare uniforms based on their comfort and quality, and don’t forget that you’re going for a polished look.

Comfortable but High-Quality
When it comes to uniform scrubs, you don’t have to compromise style for comfort. Modern synthetic fabrics give you the best of both worlds being comfortable and durable and often feature stretch for extra comfort.
Pay attention to the fit of the overall uniform, making sure the waist isn’t too tight. Also, be sure the waistband will keep your scrubs in place as you bend down.
When choosing scrubs, look for pants that are made of high-quality materials. Some discounted brands will use thin materials that you can see through, indicating a poorly made product. 

Trendy yet Professional
In a hospital setting, you should strive to project a professional appearance. Don’t ruin it by allowing your intimates to show through your uniform.
The cheap, thin scrubs that we just mentioned are not enough to keep your underwear from showing through. This is especially true with lighter coloured pants. You shouldn’t have to buy special underwear each time you wear your favourite white scrubs to work.
You also never want to wear a revealing scrub top. Some scrub tops come in V-neck styles, which are cute but can show too much if you’re not careful. If you’re worried about how professional your uniform is, stick to a timeless scrub design.

Choose Scrubs That Complement Your Body Type
Not only must your scrubs follow any uniform policies for your job, but you must also be sure they fit correctly. To get the right fit when shopping for scrubs, choose according to your body type.

Pear or Apple Shape
If you have a broader chest, waist, and hips, you have an apple shape. People with a pear-shaped body have a smaller chest combined with a wider waist and hips. 
While you might struggle to find scrubs that flatter your body, there are a few options that should work well.
Women with a pear or apple shape should stick with solid colours or bright colours with dark side panels. If you’re adventurous, try a printed top with embellishments along the neckline. It’s essential that your top fits well and is not too tight or too loose. Choose straight, flare, or wide-leg pants for the best, most flattering result.
If you are a man built with a pear or apple shape, you should consider darker scrub tops. If your job allows it, try a polo shirt instead of a scrub top. Choose relaxed-fit pants in solid colours and make sure it’s something you’re comfortable wearing for those 12-hour shifts.

V-Shape
V-shape is how we describe bodies with wide shoulders and a skinny waist. If you’re V-shaped, you probably have a broad chest, but smaller hips.
V-shaped women look best in solid-colour tops, empire-waist tops, and mock-wrap tops. The latter two inches above the waist, but fit well in the chest. These fits, in addition to V-neck tops, elongates the torso. When selecting bottoms to go with these tops, try flare, cargo, or wide-leg fits if a straight leg isn’t your thing.

Again, a polo shirt works well for men with this body shape. If that’s not allowed where you work, try layered, V-neck, and unisex tops. Layered tops are also a possible option. V-shaped men look best in cargo, fitted, and drawstring pants.

Hourglass Shape
Hourglass-shaped people have thin waists with large hips and chests. Hourglass is a familiar shape for women.
Women with hourglass shapes should search for flattering tops that stretch. Mock wrap tops and empire waist tops are excellent options. Pair these with straight, wide leg, or flare pants.

Take Your Measurements
Before you go shopping, make sure you take your measurements. 
To measure yourself, take a flexible tape measure and measure yourself around your chest, waist, hips, and inseam. For the most accurate results, have someone else take your measurements for you.

Record measurements in the following way:

Chest (or bust): Measure underneath your arms, around the fullest part of the chest

Waist: Find your natural waistline while holding the tape measure loosely
Hips: Stand with your feet together to measure around the fullest part of your hips

Inseam: Measure along the inside of your leg to an inch below your ankle
Have your measurements handy as your shop, especially online, to be sure you get the perfect fit. For a fitted look, choose your correct size. If you like your scrubs to be loose, select a size up.

Other Factors to Consider When Choosing Nurse Scrubs
Once you know your size, you can have fun deciding which scrubs are right for you. There are dozens of styles, patterns, and colours to choose from. 

Here are some factors to consider as you search:

Price
For the most part, you get what you pay for with quality scrubs.
You might get lucky and find cheap ones that work well for you, but keep in mind how well scrubs will last over time. If you pay more now, you may find yourself falling in love with scrubs that will last you a long time.
As seasons change, you may find many collections of high-quality scrubs on sale.

Trend
Scrub styles change with the seasons, as with any other items of clothing.
You can’t go wrong with basic scrub styles, though. If you’re planning to work as a nurse for a long time, you’ll thank yourself for investing in scrubs with a standard fit.
Standard doesn’t have to mean boring, though. Trust your decision, knowing that comfort will always be “on-trend.”

Neck Shape
Scrubs tops are designed with several neck types, including V-neck, mock wrap, round, and square. Modern designers have even added U-shape, scoop neck, and split-neck styles.
These neck shapes give you the ability to step out of the box with your uniform. Try on multiple styles to see which flatters your neckline and chest the most. Once you know which style you prefer, it’ll be easier to make a decision next time it’s time to refresh your work wardrobe.

Pockets
If you keep things in your pockets, you’ll be happy to discover that you can buy scrubs with pockets, too! We all know how much nurses love their pockets.
Traditional scrubs have chest pockets, but if you find that it draws too much attention to your chest, you can skip them. However, if you’re someone that likes to keep a pen in your chest pocket, you’re in luck.
Some scrub pants also have patch pockets, which are more popular for men than women.

Colour
White and blue are the classic colours used to signify doctors and nurses. Many hospitals now allow their employees to pick scrubs in the colour of their choosing.
Colours are a fun way to show your personality. If there aren’t any rules, go wild, but know that dark colours hide stains much better than lighter shades.

Long or Short
If you’re taller or shorter than the average person, you can find well-fitting scrubs, too. Most brands provide tops and bottoms in long and short styles.
Pay attention to the brands that offer these styles, so you don’t have to waste time and money visiting a tailor with your work uniform.

Fit
We’ve discussed fit a bit already, but we cannot stress enough how important it is when choosing your uniform.
Most scrubs are designed in a loose-fit, but modern scrubs also come in slim varieties.
Whichever you choose, make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your scrubs. You’ll be at your best when you’re wearing scrubs that fit well.

Side Slits
Some scrubs are designed with side slits. These are stylish, but functional, too. They will allow you to bend more freely and provide air to keep your scrubs from becoming too hot.
If you’re tall, be careful. Side slits can show torso skin when you reach if your tops aren’t long enough.

Drawstrings or Buttons
Most scrub pants come with a drawstring or buttons to keep them up on your hips. Bottoms with elastic waistbands are usually the most comfortable.
With drawstring pants, make sure they don’t slide down your hips as you walk or bend over. The last thing you want is to show your underwear to your patients or coworkers!

Shop the Best Scrubs for Nursing
If you’re new to shopping for scrubs, don’t worry, you’ll find a style and fit that is flattering and comfortable. It just takes a little trial and error to get the best nursing scrubs.

Remember, go for high-quality materials instead of searching for a discount. Not only will this save you time and money, but you’ll also look your best on the job.
We have scrubs for nurses working in any industry, in a variety of styles. Check out our collections and shop the best scrubs for nursing. Create an account and save your favourite selections!

Best scrubs brands Australia: Dickies, WonderWink, Zoe and Chloe and Infectious.

Best scrubs collections: Dickies EDS, Dickies Xtreme Stretch, WonderWink Origins, WonderWork and W123.

Uniforms - Essential Medical Equipment

It has been a challenging week for all of us across the country. Our top priority and thoughts continue to be for the health and safety of our employees and customers. 

This past week we have seen a huge demand for scrubs for healthcare workers being deployed into clinical roles to fight this pandemic.  We are working closely with all our suppliers to keep scrubs flowing to you.  

To ensure we can receive stock before further trade restrictions are in place we have made the decision to express airfreight all incoming stock orders.  Due to this decision, we have been forced to raise our prices slightly but this means that we will be able to supply the essential medical uniforms that frontline workers are crying out for. This is not a decision that we take lightly and we thank you for your understanding.  

We would like to thank all of our customers and hope that you can stay safe while taking care of the healthcare needs of our nation.

The Infectious Team 

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Health Alert Information

To our Valued Customers,

As you will be aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to spread to multiple countries around the world. Infectious Clothing understands that you may have concerns around the impact that this could potentially have on the supply of your uniforms.

Infectious Clothing continues to trade, especially at a time when many of our customers are on the front line of Health Care dealing directly with the current crisis and we want to ensure that you have access to uniforms as you need them.

We are currently holding high levels of stock in core ranges and have deliveries currently in transit.  At this stage, we believe that we can maintain a constant supply but ask you to be patient as there could be interruptions or delays when it comes to receiving your orders.

Our main priority is keeping our team and clients safe and reducing the spread in the community.  We have been staying abreast of all announcements and updates from WHO and QLD Health and have implemented all suggested measures in our workspace including extra cleaning and talking to the team about correct handwashing / sanitising as well as respiratory etiquette.

For the foreseeable future, we will be closing our retail store but can help you online or over the phone.  We will also ship all packages from now on, and there will not be a collection option until we re-open the retail space.

There is also the chance that embroidery may be delayed in the coming days we will keep you updated if this occurs.

We would like to take this chance to thank all of the amazing healthcare workers on the front line of this crisis – real heroes don’t wear capes – they wear scrubs. 

Let’s look out for one another at this time, check-in with your fellow teammates and see how they are doing.

The Infectious Team

 

Buy New Medical Uniforms That You Will Be Proud to Wear

Have you ordered your new uniform for 2020?
Hit the streets with some colourful scrubs, versatile corporate wear, comfy footwear and much, much more.
It's the new year, and you deserve a new look, don't you think?
Infectious helps our customers transform their old and tired uniforms into stylish, comfortable, colour coordinated branded uniforms that truly reflect the identity of your organisation.
Great Uniforms = Happy Team Members = Great Work Culture

Ordering for a Group?

Infectious is a group order specialist for the healthcare industry. We know that you are experts in your field providing quality healthcare but probably don't even know where to start when it comes to uniforms.
 

Time is always an issue for our clients, we understand that the last thing they want to do is spend hours searching several stores for their shoes, uniforms and accessories. Let Infectious do the leg work for you and we will recommend a uniform solution that is right for you and your team.

We make ordering for a group easy with

Expert advice

Catalogues

Providing samples

On-site fittings

Online ordering portals

Click here for Group Orders Inquiry

Imagine having a uniform that your team was proud to wear!

 Ordering for a team with varying roles can be frustrating and time-consuming, but we eliminate all that and are well versed in helping clients from individuals to large, thousand staffed hospitals.

 

Infectious supplies uniforms to nurses, doctors, dentists, vets, aged care, medical imaging, laser and beauty, mediscrub technicians, students and more.

Being a national provider of uniform solutions we have happy customers all across Australia. Use Google to search for Uniforms Sydney, Scrubs supplier Brisbane, Medical Uniforms Melbourne, Nursing Scrubs Australia, buy scrubs near me and online aged care worker clothing and apparel.

Infectious Clothing Company, 136 Whites Road, Buderim, QLD 4556. We are easy to find in our central location on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Drop into our retail scrubs store and let us get you fitted into the best medical gear and accessories around.
2020 Print Designs Now Available in Scrub Tops

Start the new year off with some fun and colour for your uniform in newly released printed designs from Zoe and Chloe. 

Trouble is afoot in the jungle tonight with cheeky monkeys on the loose. This top has a dark background with green tropical trees and colourful monkeys hanging out and eating bananas. A must for tropical Friday and features a stylish diamond neckline.

Z15202 MKB Monkey Business Scrub Top Infectious.com.au

For the cat lovers! Cats of all shapes and sizes cover this fun feline scrub top as shown below. Sleepy cats, cool cats wearing sunglasses and cats in hats make up this awesome fashion uniform shirt. This V-neck scrub top is a must for Vets or Vet Nurses.

Z12202 CAM Cat's Meow Print Top - Infectious.com.au

This wonderful top is called "Floral Night Sky" and combines flowers in bloom with a glittering star-filled sky as a backdrop. The colours in this fashion design are bold and bright and you will really stand out from your colleagues. When first impressions matter this uniform top will inspire those around you.

 Z14202 FNS Floral Night Sky Print Top - Infectious.com.au

Who can resist the cuteness of pugs? 

This fun design has three of your favourite things, coffee, cupcakes and pugs. A great top for dog lovers, vets, vet nurses or paediatrics. Share the love!

Z12202 PUL Pug Life Dog Print Scrub Top - Infectious Online

We have many more seasonal and holiday designs dropping throughout the year. If you are a fan of printed scrubs, why not sign up to our newsletters and get notified of new arrivals so you can be the first to wear them in your workplace.

Infectious Clothing Company is the home of Zoe & Chloe Scrubs in Australia.

 

 

Christmas Scrubs are Selling Out Fast

Infectious is Australia's go-to supplier of quality Christmas Scrub Tops. This December has been one of our busiest months ever and we have sold over 2000 Christmas tops so far. Some styles are already sold out but we do have stock of the very popular Night Before Christmas Top for those who are yet to purchase a fun festive uniform.

See all of our Christmas patterned nurses tops and don't forget you can also shop value bundles which you can see at the product level.

We have plus size Christmas scrubs available (2XL and 3XL) and you can pay with Afterpay or Zip Pay which makes online shopping super convenient. 

As this is the busiest time of year for the postal service we recommend using the express post as your shipping option so you get your uniforms fast and can start getting into the festive spirit at your workplace.

Shop Christmas Scrubs Bundles and Save - Christmas Prints
We love to see our hard-working customers get in the festive spirit by wearing nursing scrubs featuring Christmas Print designs. This year we have 5 great fashion prints to choose from and to make your shopping experience quick and easy we have created Christmas Scrub Bundles that will save you time and money!
Christmas Scrubs Bundle Pack
The Infectious Christmas bundles are available in pairs and triples of products. The more you buy the more you save with tiered discounts. Infectious is ready for Christmas this year, are you? Get a group order in for your team or workplace and put a smile on everyone's faces.
Bundle Pack Christmas Scrubs Australia
Group Orders - Christmas Scrubs
If you have a group of 10 or more and would like to arrange a group order with discounts get in touch now so we can send out your uniforms.
CALL NOW 1300 661 475
No other Australian online scrubs supplier has more Christmas scrubs stock than us and we also have plus-size scrubs which you can add to bundle packs. All 2019 styles of Christmas Scrubs are in stock and ready for immediate shipping. 

 

Shop Now and Pay It Off Before Christmas

Be smart this Silly Season, shop for your gifts or Christmas scrubs by the end of October and pay it off before Christmas with Afterpay.

Christmas is a time of joy, celebration and for many financial-strain. This is where Afterpay can help our customers across the Christmas period. The most common reason Afterpay customers use our service is to help them track their spending and manage their budgets.

This October, Afterpay offers a unique opportunity for our Infectious.com.au customers to shop the perfect gifts without the burden of New Year payments. Shopping with Afterpay during October will enable customers to plan and manage their budgets so that their gifts are paid off before Christmas. 

Use Afterpay to purchase your Christmas scrubs or new uniforms to start 2020 with a bang.

Buy Scrubs with AfterPay Australia

Start ticking off your Christmas list now and pay it off before Christmas with Afterpay and Infectious Clothing Company. #PAYITOFFB4XMAS