Uniform Scrubs for the Today’s Healthcare Professional
Today, you will find that nearly all healthcare professionals wear with them the uniform, scrubs as they go about their duties of healthcare service provision. These items of garment have come in and turned out to be the timely replacement for the crisply starched white dresses, shoes and nurse’s caps that were worn in the traditional hospital and healthcare professional’s wardrobe wear for these healthcare professionals.
The scrubwear were at the introductory phase of their time to the medical profession were commonly adorned by the hospital surgeons and the other operating room staff. Scrubs became so easy for the hospital facilities to wash and have laundered at such high temperatures and thus guarantee an item of wear while in the operating room so as to assure a bacteria free garment ideal for use in the sterile conditions of the operating room and the other infection control areas. These were majorly designed with blue or green as the sole color codes for them. These attire were as well known for the kind of restriction they placed on the designs or styles that they were to be coming with. The garments were strictly designed for the fitting of either sexes as pants and tops, final.
In the start of the years of the 80’s, the nursing scrubs came into the fore and started as well gaining acceptance across the healthcare industry, right from the hospital units, the physician’s offices and even to the dental practices. The factors of benefits that pushed them to be so advantageous and as such gain such a wide acceptance in the medical field was the fact that the scrubs actually had such an ease of wear, ease of laundering and as well were quite allowing for freedom of movement. The need to opt in for additional style in the scrubwear actually became more and more evident as there was an increase in the number of the healthcare professionals who saw and chose to make the scrubs as their preference for the uniforms to have for their practice. With the need to have accommodated the various body shapes, and styles of the nurses, the scrub pants had to have them added with elastic waists, petite and tall lengths and also an increase range for the sizing of the attire. With the advancement in all this a fact which eventually saw these become a whole new thing of a fashion industry, there came in the low-rise and cargo scrub pants. This as well saw the coming in of the scrub tops which added tunic styles and designs to them and as well the button front ones in design for the scrubwear.
As the years progressed, fashion was more of a factor of keen interest in uniforms as manufacturers attempted as much as possible to create fashionable uniform wardrobe items for the scrub wearers all at an affordable price.