Nurses get dirty. That’s just a fact of life and part of the job description. So nurses need uniforms that can take a lot of torture from on-the-job messes to frequent laundering with chemicals and temperatures meant to kill bacteria as well as the fabrics. Scrubs are one of the best things ever invented to fill this need. They offer many colorful options and a variety of designs to lighten the spirit. Thank heavens the days of white starched uniforms and white stockings are long gone!!! How nurses functioned in them is still a mystery. And those caps??? Whatever was up with those???
Scrubs are comfortable and allow for ease of movement. Scrubs convey an air of professionalism and help to dispel the myth that nurses are airhead blond bombshells who wear plunging necklines and skirts that barely cover their bottoms. Nurses are professionals who provide the care and education to help individuals achieve and resume a healthy lifestyle. Nurse make a difference in lives everyday.
Scrubs for kids can make a great choice for playing dress up, emulating mommy or daddy, and with Halloween approaching soon, they can be a great professional looking costume option.
It's funny that you write about this. I read a study only yesterday that said something like 1 in 5 hospital accidents involves bacteria or diseases surviving on scrubs and traveling to other areas in the hospital, and that's why it's important to have antibacterial scrubs. I found some scrubs that are treated with antimicrobial stuff and made to last and are fashionable, but they're a bit pricey.
A very high quality scrub if you ask me, but pretty darn expensive. I'll probably buy a pair for my girlfriend for the holidays.
I agree. 100%. Yes the starched white uniforms looked crisp and smart, but they were too high maintenance! Plus, as a woman, I appreciate the relative equality and lack of stereotyping that comes with the generic scrubs. I would hate to have to go about my rounds in anything other than my current uniform, and I agree: quite honestly I can't imagine how we functioned before!