Get off the usual blues Colorful scrubs to differentiate your work profile

Get off the usual blues Colorful scrubs to differentiate your work profile

Colors bring vibrancy into our beautiful lives and the same is true of medical practitioners. Increasingly doctors and nurses are moving away from conventional medical uniforms which were just limited to white or off-white. But hospitals and clinics are increasingly expanding the scope and range of colors of medical scrubs. 

Several major hospital chains are now adopting Color by Department programs which help easily distinguish different departments catering to varied processes in one medical facility. 

Color scrubs for your work profile - 

Blue Scrubs

Blue scrubs are the most prominent choices people make in the medical profession. Under blue medical scrubs, the color options available are royal blue scrub top, navy blue nursing scrubs, ceil blue scrub pants and caribbean blue scrubs. The blue color is associated with the feeling of calm and serenity hence they bring about tranquillity and peace.

Purple scrubs

Purple scrubs are the second most common color scrubs, after blue. Pink and Purple work simultaneously as a medical scrub choice. Different shades that people prefer under these are wine colored scrubs, blooming violet, sweet purple and teal colored scrubs. It deciphers as a royal color that represents wisdom and wealth. The color pink is a feminine color that is accustomed to compassion, kindness, softness and having a nurturing outlook towards the patients. Paediatric wings will often choose pink as the department scrub for these properties. 

Green Scrubs

The green color is calming and soothing to the eye, it gives a holistic feeling. It has been long associated with fertility and also helps in healing. Green scrubs are common these days and as a color it's known to be stress relieving. A popular green is Hunter Green for scrubs. 

Black and White

These are the neutral colors for medical scrubs; there are pewter scrub sets, white scrub tops and special black scrubs for men and women. These colors have different importance in different cultures. 

Browse the varied colors and styles in the LifeThreads website and choose from the best in function, fit and comfort for your medical scrubs.

Scrubs join the war against HAI infections

Scrubs join the war against HAI infections

For years we have associated the doctor's coat with good health and expert medical advice. Just like any other profession, healthcare uniforms play a vital role in lending a sense of credibility and expertise to the person wearing it. In line with advancing technology, scrubs today are seeing a revolution of sorts; playing an active role in healthcare by protecting both the caregiver and the patient.

For instance, the most sought after nursing scrubs today are the fluid-barrier ones. Not only do they save doctors and nurses the trouble of using intense stain removing techniques while doing laundry, but they also protect them from infections caused by contact with contaminants such as blood, sweat, and other bodily fluids. And as a bonus fluids repel off the fabric, leaving the wearer dry at the end of a long shift.

As medical mavens continue to solve complex biological mysteries, newer challenges confound them. The latest in the line are Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) such as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci), and C. Diff. (clostridium difficile colitis). These serious diseases can get very difficult to treat due to their resistant nature and hence a preventive approach is more effective in the long run.

As the name HAI suggests, these infections are contracted within the supposedly sterile environs of hospitals and clinics. Research shows that contact with soft surfaces in a hospital like towels, linen, blankets, curtains and patient gowns, etc. may be the primary cause of such conditions. Since these fabrics are exposed to millions of infectants every day, it's practically impossible to disinfect all the surfaces. 

Thankfully, cutting-edge nursing scrubs are available today. Using advanced technology, each fiber of these scrubs is impregnated with an EPA registered anti-microbial agent that kills bacteria and other pathogens. The agent doesn't break down or leach from the fabric with repeated washing, thus retaining its effectiveness over the life of the garment.

It's a proven fact that fungal pathogen related fatalities far outnumber those caused due to malaria, worldwide. The good news is that antimicrobial scrubs are geared to dissipate the reproduction cycles of fungi, thus preventing problems such as dandruff, athlete's foot and ringworm as well as more serious conditions like the lung infection aspergillosis. 

Nursing scrubs are getting innovative with the introduction of newer threads and weaves. At this pace, we may not be very far away from smart nursing scrubs which may come with self-cleaning and self-sterilizing properties and even with intelligence to predict its lifespan. But until then, the fight against HAIs lies in preventive measures like Anti-Microbial and Fluid Resistant scrubs. 

Life Threads understands the active role played by scrubs in the healthcare of both doctors and patients. Hence, we take great efforts to ensure that all our offerings in the unisex Healthcare Uniform range offer unmatched quality at the most reasonable prices. We understand the importance of scrubs in the fight against HAIs and encourage you to check out our latest range before making a decision.

The Future of Antimicrobial Scrubs - How They Work?

The future of antimicrobial scrubs - How they work?

Most people think that it's only patients that require protection from any infections in hospitals and other medical facilities; however, doctors and nurses are equally vulnerable to infections in large hospitals and small clinics. 

Medical practitioners as part of their daily rounds tend to be in contact with several patients a day and as they wear the same scrubs for the entire day have a higher chances of getting infected with microbes settling on their scrubs and passing infections on to other patients and medical practitioners. Hospitals and medical facilities are now increasingly switching to medical scrubs made antimicrobial scrub technology to keep patients as well as medical professionals safe from any type of infection. 

Just like washing and sanitizing hands has become standard in hospitals, Antimicrobial scrubs and uniforms will also become the new standard in health and safety.

Benefits of Antimicrobial scrubs - 

Antimicrobial scrub technology has benefited medical facilities world-over in their quest to safeguard their team members and keep them safe and healthy.

Over the years, healthcare uniforms have gone through several changes not just in the purpose they serve but also in the way different colored uniforms as an identification color for every department also make the patients and departments process easier. Hospitals are increasingly adopting Color by Department programs. 

Working of Antimicrobial scrubs - 

Antimicrobial technology is layered onto scrubs fabrics to create a barrier or layer against the microbes. 

The antimicrobial elements in the fabrics attached to the DNA of the microbes making it almost impossible for the microbes to multiply. Different materials fabric have different kinds of effect on microbes but they all work with the motive of killing microbes and not letting the, spread. 

Antimicrobial technology is a fluid barrier technology that is resistant to absorbing liquid without compromising on the touch and feelof the clothing worn. This tremendously helps to reduce the absorption of harmful microbes attaching itself to microbial scrubs. The main aim of these scrubs is to eliminate the contact of microbes and spread of any contagious diseases or any odor-causing material.

What’s in it for medical practitioners?

Antimicrobial scrubs are made with the technology to reduce the harmful effects of the bacteria that  spread in medical facilities. But the first priority is always self-care and self-hygiene. Antimicrobial scrubs have shown excellent results in many lab studies and now this technology is gaining a lot of appreciation from medical practitioners globally as a necessary standard to help provide a more efficient working environment in reducing Hospital Acquired Infections and  keeping medical practitioners and patients safe and healthy.

Women's Medical Scrubs - Keeping Women Health Professional at Great Ease

Women's Medical Scrubs - Keeping Women Health Professional at Great Ease

Uniforms for medical professionals have undergone significant changes in the last few years. With high-end technology, super comfortable fabrics and modern fits, Women's Medical Scrubs have gradually turned into a fashion forward lifestyle choice.

Here’s what women medical practitioners are most excited about:

  • Tailored to Fit

Traditionally scrubs for women were available in a single color or fit. However, recent innovation in the medical apparel industry has focused on design and comfort of women’s medical scrubs which are now available in a range of designs and sizes to fit all bodies. 

  • Lifestyle Styling

Medical Scrubs as a uniform focus now on ease and utility. High tech fabrics with stretch enable women to wear their medical scrubs all day comfortably. 

Women's Medical Scrubs come in styles such as cargo pants that lead to greater utility and ease. The scrubs are to be worn by practitioners throughout the day hence comfort and utility is critical.

  • Odor Control Technology

Another feature that sets high-quality medical scrubs apart from the rest is odor control technology. Medical practitioners stay in their scrubs for 12 or 24 hour shifts without a moment to spare – keeping them feeling fresh is important. New Women's Medical Scrubs are engineered with odor control and moisture wicking technology that keeps the odor at bay, 24/7.

  • Anti-microbial Technology

Medical textiles as the next barrier against HAIs is yet another way medical institutions and practitioners can take care of their patients. Newer  Women's Medical Scrubs come layered with anti-microbial technology which work to prevent the spread of harmful infections.

  • Scrubs Repel Liquid

And now, for the most interesting feature - the scrub fabric repels liquid which beads up rather than getting soaked in. This feature stops easy staining and increases the garment life due to reduced laundering.

Final Words

Women's Medical Scrubs feature utility designs such as pockets, zips and are layered with the latest in technology  - the LifeThreads medical scrubs are truly at the cutting edge of utility and fashion for the medical industry.

Nursing Scrubs for the usability of women professionals and their diversity

Nursing Scrubs for the usability of women professionals and their diversity

There was a time when Nursing Scrubs were merely functional in nature. Thankfully there has been tremendous progress in the style and utility of medical uniforms and scrubs. Nursing scrubs are now available in a wide range of prints and colors – as per the choice of the wearer.Some companies also offer themed 

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