Healthcare workers are exposed to several different contaminants. This includes saliva, stool, blood, urine and vomit. These bodily fluids often end up on one's clothing. One of the reasons that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are required to wear scrubs is to to act as a protective barrier. This keeps our healthcare providers safe, so that they can keep our loved ones healthy.
Not only do the scrubs protect healthcare workers, but they also protect the patients. Because many patients who go to the hospital or a clinic are seriously ill, special measures have to be taken to prevent the spread of infections. Wearing scrubs is one way in which healthcare workers can protect patients.
Healthcare workers have to carry a lot of supplies with them including gloves, IV caps, bandages, writing utensils, swabs, scissors smartphones and notepads. Scrubs make it easier for healthcare workers to carry the supplies that they need because they have a lot of pocket space (check out our NEW Titan Cargo Pants!).
Identification of Healthcare Specialties
More often nowadays, the scrub color that one is required to wear often indicates the area of medicine in which that person works. These colors act as identifiers to other healthcare workers and patients. Scrubs make it easier to identify doctors, nurses, therapists, medical technologists, and other healthcare workers. They may also wear different color scrubs based on the department that they work in such as radiology, the ICU, the ER, respiratory therapy, etc.