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.
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 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-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:
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ordering for a Group?
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.
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THE FEATURES OF GREAT SCRUBS - TAKE A LOOK
Have you ever noticed why the best scrubs keep looking their best day after day? This is because they are made from the best fabrics, the best manufacturing and feature the functionality that every health care professional desires. When you choose Dickies or WonderWink scrubs you can be confident that you are buying the best premium quality scrubs.
Premium fabrics – Poly / Cotton Scrubs sets used to be the standard for scrub uniforms as this fabric is strong, durable and low cost. Scrubs are now being made from higher quality fabrics that offer a range of benefits over standard poly/ cotton. You will now see scrub sets made from easy care stretch fabrics that are really comfortable to wear, easy to maintain as well as being very durable. Stretch fabrics such as Dickies Xtreme Stretch and WonderWink Pro are smooth and soft to the touch and with the extra comfort that you will love. Stretch fabric also creates the perfect drape for your body giving you the perfect shape. Why buy poly / cotton scrubs when you can have scrubs made from premium stretch fabric for a few dollars more? You will find that Dickies and WonderWink have several collections of scrubs featuring premium stretch fabrics.
Quality manufacturing – The key to durable scrubs is to use the best manufacturing techniques like triple stitching and bar tacks. Triple needle stitching provide extra strength and reinforces stress points in the garment. See examples of scrubs featuring the gold standards of manufacturing below from WonderWink and Dickies Medical. Only premium quality scrubs are made to last.
Functionality - Pockets pockets pockets. Healthcare professionals and especially nurses need lots of pockets. The best pocket designs have dividers and loops to keep you organized. You will be able to keep everything from your mobile phone to pen’s, scissors and tape inside handy pockets.
The fit - The most important feature of great scrubs is of course the fit. While there are many styles of scrub tops, pants and scrub sets to choose from each with their own cut you will know a great scrub right from the first time you put it on.
Dickies scrubs have two size types for Women. Regular missy fit scrubs which allow for the natural curves of a woman’s body and original junior fit which is a slim fit design commonly used in the high end stretch fabric scrubs. WonderWink scrubs have a great lady fit. You will find that both Dickies and WonderWink scrubs fit you just right due to the many hours of testing done by these industry leaders. Great fitting scrubs have slimming lines, which fit close to the body but not tight or loose. Sleeve lengths are around a third of the length of the upper arm not too long or too short. The length of the top is important too. The best length for the top is to fall just above the hips. Pants should be worn to sit below the natural waistline to allow to be slim over the hips and down the thigh.
Fashion features – Great scrubs not only have functionality and fit they also have a sense of fashion. You will notice that Dickies and WonderWink use features like contrasting stitching, coloured ID loops & coloured necklines to make them stand out from the rest.
Only the best scrubs feature premium fabrics, quality manufacturing and have a great comfortable fit. Both our Dickies and WonderWink brands are famous for their quality and are brands that you can trust.
When you buy your new scrubs from Infectious you know that you are buying premium quality scrubs that will last and will save you money in the long run.
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The summer holidays are over and kids are back to school. Many Nurses and Doctors are also starting new training jobs this year and Infectious Medical is proud to be supplying many of you across Australia with your new scrubs and uniforms. Infectious is Australia's leading supplier of premium quality medical scrubs and only stock the very best scrubs for nursing and medical uniforms. With happy customers in every state Infectious is the first choice of medical professionals in Australia when it comes to great looking, great fitting medical scrubs that really last.
So it doesn't matter if you work in the big hospitals in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne or if you are working in regional centres like Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast in Queensland Infectious has you covered with a quality uniform that will ship to you fast. We have been lucky enough to meet many of our local nurses and doctors here on the Sunshine Coast who come to our scrubs store to buy from us direct.
If you can't come to us direct you should shop our online scrubs store www.infectious.com.au You can choose from our range of premium quality scrubs brands that you know and trust like Dickies, Cherokee, WonderWink, Landau, Medelita, and Zoe and Chloe scrubs. When shopping why not complete the look with a pair of our super comfortable New Balance walking shoes that will keep your feet and legs feeling great and support. Remember that a stylish pair of work shoes will really enhance your professional medical uniform. Look your best and most professional in scrubs and medical footwear from Infectious Medical - Australia's leading supplier of scrubs for healthcare professionals.
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