Gone are the days when hospitals and doctors offices were filled with medical teams dressed only in white medical uniforms. Today’s medical scrubs and medical lab coats, available in various colors, fabrics and styles, give healthcare practitioners the freedom to dress comfortably while maintaining a professional look.
Points to consider when selecting medical uniforms:
1. Your medical staff’s appearance plays a major role in how patients and others perceive your level of professionalism. Coordinated medical uniforms project a professional image.
2. Colorful medical scrub uniforms can help calm nervous patients.
3. If you’re buying medical scrubs in multiple sizes, select the scrub pant color and style first. Then ask the vendor if that color and style comes in all of the sizes you need.
Medical scrubs: the workhorse of medical uniformsIf you're ordering medical scrub uniforms for your staff, consider asking the supplier to embroider your organization's logo or staff members' names onto their scrub tops.
Distinctive medical uniforms for womenTake a break from predictable medical scrub uniforms with unique and fashionable styles.
Medical lab coats for every needClassic white, knee-length medical lab coats are still a mainstay in medicine, but some medical facilities have policies that specify lab coat lengths, depending on your position.
Complete your medical uniforms from head to toeChoose surgical caps and comfortable footwear that complement your medical uniforms.
- When looking for medical uniforms for both men and women, consider unisex styles. Also keep in mind that a uniform's fit varies from one person to the next. Select a few styles and ask your staff to vote for their favorites.
- Employees will want to replace their medical scrubs within a year or two. Before ordering new scrubs for your staff, find out how long the style will be available for reordering. Also look into outlets that sell discount medical uniforms to keep re-order costs down.
- Avoid trying to match scrub tops and pants from different makers or clothing lines. You can't achieve a polished look with medical scrubs in colors and fabrics that don't quite match.