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Changes In Nursing Scrubs Over The Decades

Oct 31, 2007
Considered as one of the noble professions, doctors and nurses are seen as those who give life. The nurses since the time of Florence Nightingale are lovingly and respectfully addressed as sisters. Truly, the medical profession and the professionals attached to this system are respected the world over. Unlike in any other profession, doctors and nurses are considered the messenger of hope. If we ask you to visualize a nurse then the first thing you will see is a spotless white uniform, which has become the stereotype over the years.

But over the years there have been several changes from futuristic technological advancements to discovery of potent medicines to fight serious illnesses. This has somewhere made a positive impact on the medical uniforms and the nursing scrubs. Due to the expansion of the horizons and the arrival of new players in the market, the stereotype white uniform is on its way out. It is being replaced by bright colored medical scrubs. Now you have not only different types of colors to choose from but also various printed designs from floral print to cartoon characters. This has instilled a new life into hospitals.

Children walking into a hospital will find nurses sporting trendy designs and their favorite cartoon character instead of the bland buttoned white medical uniforms. This spread of color and style can also be looked at as a psychological statement reinforcing that very fact that doctors and nurses are the caretakers offering hope to the hopeless and instilling life in the lifeless. The nursing scrubs can be purchased over the internet. There are so many stores offering scrubs of different designs and styles that sometimes, it may be tough to choose the right one. You just might fall in love with quite a few designs over the internet.

If you are looking for nursing scrubs then all you need to do is go on the internet and start browsing. There are 1,010,000 websites on nursing scrubs and most of them are online stores. These online stores provide a variety of hospital uniforms including medical scrubs and scrub hats. You will even find size charts for both men and women with detailed size of chest, waist and hip. This will help you to choose the scrubs that you want without wondering if it would fit you or not. These medical uniforms are stitched using cotton or poly-cotton, which can absorb sweat as well as the various odors in the hospital.

You can select your nursing scrubs on the basis of colors. If your favorite color is blue then you can go for a solid blue scrub or a blue scrub with multi-color floral design. There are so many styles on offer that you will definitely find your favorite. Nurses assigned to ICU or wards having serious patient cases can wear solid color scrubs, which will reflect the seriousness of the situation. On the other hand those assigned to the labor rooms or wards having expecting mothers can wear light colored or printed scrubs. This will radiate a warm and a caring attitude and at the same time will project their personality as responsible medical practitioners. The various colors and style of medical uniforms radiated comfort as well as responsibility.

The new concept is the draw string pajamas that can be worn with colorful and stylish tops. It is like being en-vogue. If we say that fashion has taken the better of medical profession then that will be wrong. It is not really fashion but more about creating hygienic as well as happy atmosphere. Hospitals have long been known as the place of the dead and ailing but with the new nursing scrubs, it has become the tunnel of hope.

One of the popular styles of nursing scrubs is the soft washed scrub, which has 65% polyester and 35% cotton. It is available in 14 different colors, which are coco, black, lilac, ceil blue, royal blue, ocean blue, turquoise, red, palm green, sand, white, navy blue and mountain berry. The cost can vary from $15.99 to $25.00. There are three patch pockets in the scrub.

There are a number of major changes that have taken place in the last couple of decades and probably this is just the beginning. Today, the nursing scrubs are manufactured using material that can maintain proper hygiene and also add comfort. Maybe, we will see advancement to the current design and quality of scrubs but then for now, it can't get any better than this.
About the Author
Shelby Marquardt is a medical scrubs designer based in Austin Texas dedicated to providing the health care industry with quality nursing scrubs.
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