Medicine and health care have made great advances in the last century. Due to timely medical help, the life span of people has increased. Surgery and nursing have become far more advanced than it was before and much importance is being given to cleanliness and hygiene. In the past, only hot water was used to sterilize instruments and that too was not done properly.
All surgical instruments like scalpels and scissors were sterilized using antiquated methods of boiling water on kitchen stoves. Doctors and nurses went into surgery in their everyday clothes and just washed their hands before operating. All this has changed now and more importance is being given to sanitizing and using disposable instruments plus PPE like gloves, aprons, face masks, caps and others. Surgeons and nurses too wear clean, medical uniforms to the Operating theatre. Nurses wear a compulsory uniform which set them apart and gives them an air of authority.
A nurse in a dirty uniform is a rare sight. Although they usually wore white scrubs, nurses always appeared neat and tidy. White is the sign of peace and stands for serenity. Hospital scrubs are usually pastel colours so that patients feel a sense of calm when they move around them. Plain scrubs are easier to wash and maintain than coloured ones. Nurses in bright colours like red or orange would look alarming to patients they are attending to. Pale uniforms are easy to maintain as they can be washed in hot water to remove stains as well as sterilize them. Hospitals have uniforms to maintain a sense of decorum and discipline. Imagine doctors and nurses wearing garish colours.
A person in uniform looks authoritative and commands respect. Nurses scrubs come in pastel colours like light blue or green. Surgeons too usually wear either blue or green gowns while performing operations the surgery. These scrubs are made of 70% cotton and 30% polyester. Cotton fabric is very skin-friendly and lets the skin breathe. Now we are using more and more disposable gloves, masks aprons and caps. This ensures germ-free and sterilized environment in operating theatres as well as in the wards where nurses are working.
Now even general surgeons and dental nurse uniforms are being standardized. Dentists now want their nurses to wear scrubs to give a more professional and germ-free look to the clinic. These uniforms are now available ready to wear in the market or even online. People have become very conscious of their appearance, smile and therefore the teeth. Dentists too are providing cosmetic enhancements on a daily basis which meet growing demands of their patients. Cosmetic surgeons wear premium quality scrubs as their patients expect them to look the most professional.
These days premium medical apparel brands like Dickies, Code Happy and WonderWink create medical uniforms that require little maintenance or ironing due to advances in fabric technology.
Choose Dickies Xtreme Stretch, WonderTECH, W123, WonderWORK for high-quality scrubs that are easy to maintain.