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Are These The Best New Nursing Scrubs In The Market?

The wait is over, the anticipation has ended, and Medelita is finally about to release their long-awaited line of nursing scrubs: Element has arrived!

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There are 2 new styles of scrub tops and 2 new styles of scrub pants, and they each come in four different colors: royal blue, ceil, navy, and black. The Element Collection is also rounded out by an awesome scrub jacket, the Ionic, that has pretty stellar reviews:

“This is absolutely perfect for working in medicine. I love all the pockets – I can fit everything I need into it! The fabric is soft and cozy, and the look is super sleek. I love that there’s even a place specifically for my badge reel. Overall, this is my fav jacket that I reach for time and time again!” —L.S., Verified Customer

You can tell that the folks over at Medelita really thought everything out while they were designing these nursing scrubs. They invited real life nurses at the beginning of the design process to see what features were missing from their existing scrubs, so Element has a ton of really cool and useful features:

  • ID Badge Clip pocket on both tops
  • Scissors loop + pen slot on the pants
  • Hidden zipper pockets
  • Signature silicone dipped neon drawcord

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Oh, and did we forget to mention that if you are wearing the Delta pants and either of the scrub tops, you’ll have 10 pockets – not including the badge clip pocket?? These are some serious scrubs with pockets.

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Updated Gifts For Nurses Gift Guide

No matter the time of year, nurses need love and appreciation for the hard work that they do. Nursing scrubs company Medelita recently updated their gift guide for nurses to help you out when you need an idea for a birthday, anniversary, or any other holiday (Nurses Week is coming up soon, guys…).

Check out their nurse gift guide below!

Whether its for a birthday, a holiday, or just a little something special to show someone that you care, here are some gift ideas for the nurse in your life! With gifts for every size budget, you will surely find something on this list that will put a smile on their face.

1. A Professional Nursing Lab Coat

The symbolic white coat is no longer reserved for physicians! Though historically lab coats have only been worn by physicians, today more and more nurses are embracing high-quality medical lab coats to complete their professional look. With custom name and title embroidery, they can show off their nursing credentials and wear their white coat with pride. Opt for a lab coat made with performance fabrics, which will repel fluids, wick away sweat, and are generally lower-maintenance and have greater durability.

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2. Personalized Nursing Scrubs

Nursing scrubs that get softer with every wash? I dare you to find a nurse who doesn’t dream of that. Scrubs are a wardrobe staple for nurses—they can never have too many! But these nursing scrubs are unparalleled in their comfort (crucial for 18 hour shifts), durability (can last over 100 washes without fraying or fading), and fit (purposeful tailoring is flattering and gives unrestricted movement). Add an extra special touch with personalized embroidery in fade-resistant thread!

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Medelita scrubs for men and women in “Baltic”

3. Audiobook Subscription

Nurses are always on the go and don’t have as much time to do the things that they enjoy, such as pleasure reading. Give your loved one the gift of an Audible or Scribd audio book subscription. These services will allow the nurse in your life to catch up on their summer reading list during their commute, while running errands, or doing chores.

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4. A Sleek New ERKA Stethoscope

Every single handmade ERKA stethoscope is a unique masterpiece: elaborately polished and chrome plated by a master craftsman. Just like a set of personalized nursing scrubs or custom embroidered nursing lab coat, each of these stethoscopes can be personalized with an individual laser engraving or a customized membrane. For an extra special touch, you can also choose from a wide range of different tube colors an chest-pieces to render a nurse’s everyday life a little more colorful.

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5. A Versatile Underscrub Tee

Most underscrub tees are meant solely to give you an added layer of protection under your scrubs, but not this one. The Core One Underscrub Tee is as versatile as it is soft and comfortable, making this the perfect gift for the nurse who needs to seamlessly transition from the hospital, to the grocery store, and even to the gym. The buttery-soft performance fabric is lightweight and wicks away moisture, and the reinforced seams ensure that this gift will work as hard as nurses do.

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6. I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories Of Becoming A Nurse

This book contains true narratives from nurses who remember the difficulties they encountered when they first entered the profession, and reflect upon what makes their career so rewarding and what gets them through their hardest shifts. Perfect for a nurse who might be feeling discouraged, the stories in the book will renew his or her personal strength and will remind them why they became a nurse in the first place—to help people.

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7. Prescription Coffee Mug

All nurses need coffee, and a lot of it. This 12-oz mug is dishwasher & microwave safe and is sure to bring a laugh to the nurse who receives it. It looks like an oversized prescription bottle with the label full of detailed descriptions about coffee—sure to lift the mood in any hospital or private practice!

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8. The Weeknight Survival Cookbook by Dena Irwin, R.D.

With very little free time to spare, it can be difficult and costly for someone in nursing to make tasty yet healthy meals for themselves throughout the week. A cookbook full of simple, nutritious recipes that can be made in 10 minutes is absolutely perfect for saving time and staying healthy.

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9. FitBit

On a nurse’s busiest days they can end up walking miles and miles—give them the gift of being able to track that exercise! In such a demanding career, it can be difficult to factor in time for working out but a wearable device such as FitBit allows you to track how much activity you have actually done during the day. It also tracks your sleep and lets the nurse in your life monitor their own health data and stay motivated with their health.

10. Keurig Coffee Maker

Another time saver for those who are short on time, a Keurig machine is a must. Gift it with a box of K-Cups in their favorite brand of coffee, or get them a Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter so that they can make their preferred gourmet coffee in an easy-to-clean, reusable filter. This contraption will end up saving time and money!

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Performance Fabric Scrubs Are The Best Scrubs

How do you justify spending $30-$40 more on a set of scrubs made with performance fabric versus sticking with your standard-grade scrubs that the hospital gave you?

There are actually a number of reasons to invest in a set of nursing scrubs made with high quality fabrics. Here are the top reasons to spring for a nicer set of performance scrubs the next time you’re in the market to buy yourself a new set of scrubs.

  1. The comfort level of performance fabric is as good as it gets. Most cheap scrubs are made with a shabby poly-blend fabric that is scratchy and uncomfortable. Performance fabrics make scrubs insanely soft, way more comfortable for long shifts in your scrubs.
  2. Performance fabrics are designed to work for you. The very term “performance fabric” means that the fabric has been imbued with a number of technological properties that make it easier to care for, more comfortable, and more durable for you, the wearer.
  3. The durability lasts forever. Scrubs made of performance fabrics can go through the wash hundreds of times without seeing holes or pilling in the fabric. You also won’t see the color fade. Longer-lasting scrubs means cost savings over the long term, as you can buy fewer sets of scrubs that won’t need to be replaced as often.
  4. Low maintenance care. Scrubs made with performance fabrics are often stain resistant and wrinkle releasing, meaning you don’t have to do much to keep them in good shape. Stains will come out more easily in the wash and you can usually get away with not ironing them.

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Cheap Scrubs Aren't Cheap

Why Pay More For Medical Scrubs?

In an endless sea of options for scrubs, you’re going to see a very large variation in price. Some scrubs are as cheap as $18 for a set of unisex pants and top, others can be twice that amount for just a top or pair of scrubs pants.

To the thrifty shopper (which I know you all are!), the choice seems obvious: go for the cheaper ones. Maybe not the cheapest of the cheap, but you might be thinking something along the lines of “as long as they get the job done, why waste my money on a fancy pair of scrubs that does basically the same thing?”

Well, quite frankly, the answer is that they don’t do the same thing. Here’s why it’s worth it to shell out a little extra cash for a nicer set of nursing scrubs.

The fit and styles

Cheap scrubs are just that: cheap. This includes how they are designed, and you’ll often see that inexpensive scrubs are made in unisex sizes, which is ridiculous considering that men and women are proportioned very differently.

Even if there are different options for men and women, the fact is that if scrubs are cheap then the manufacturer probably didn’t put very much time and effort into creating a fit that is actually flattering and gives you coverage.

Comfort

The number one most important question you have to ask yourself before you buy any set of scrubs is this: will I be comfortable in these scrubs for a 12+ hour shift?

Again, with cheap scrubs the answer is, probably not. Think flimsy cheap fabrics, scratchy tags and seams, and a subpar fit that gapes open during the most inappropriate times (such as when bending over to pick something up).

Performance fabrics are HUGE

The biggest reason to pay a little more for nice scrubs is the fabrics. Quality starts with the raw materials, and you can bet your bottom dollar that cheap scrubs are made with cheap fabric. Cotton is better than polyester, but ideally you should look for scrubs made with performance fabrics that actually provide some benefit for you, as the wearer.

It may seem ridiculous, but anything made with performance fabrics is going to be way more comfortable, less likely to shrink in the wash, and not rip or tear. Moisture wicking technologies are pretty impressive these days, and if you don’t think that matters then try to think back to the last high-pressure situation you were in and whether or not you were sweating bullets.

You’re actually not saving any money.

After all is said and done, you’re not actually saving yourself any money when you buy cheaply made scrubs. Though you might be spending half as much at the time of purchase, you get what you pay for and poor-quality scrubs are just that: poor quality. There is a pretty high likelihood that your cheap scrubs will only last through a few washes in the laundry before they get stained, shrink, or start to rip apart at the seams.

You do the math. Paying $18 every month to replace your cheap scrubs is actually almost three times more expensive than paying $80 one time for scrubs that will last a year or more.

Scrubs For Comfortable Travel Attire

Scrubs On A Plane

One of my 2016 New Year’s resolutions was to travel more, and I’m happy to say that I certainly have. Traveling is one of the most eye-opening and amazing experiences a person can have, and I absolutely love it – but every single time I undergo the 12+ hour flights and insanely long passport control lines, I find myself wondering “Is it worth this insanity??”

Of course this sentiment doesn’t last long. It usually dissipates as soon as I leave the airport, but even if you’re just taking a one or two hour flight somewhere, the process of traveling is exhausting. It’s dehydrating, gives you jet lag, and unless you’re flying first class, it’s basically impossible to get comfortable in those frumpy seats.

To solve the “comfort” dilemma of traveling, I recently wore my softest scrubs pants in lieu of jeans or leggings (if I bend my legs for any extended period of time, they ALWAYS cut off my legs circulation). I didn’t go so far as to wear a matching scrubs top because I’m not a doctor, and I didn’t want people mistakenly asking me for medical advice or in case of a medical emergency, but a simple white tee shirt goes with everything.

I also didn’t have to worry about getting strange looks because these scrubs pants basically fit like a loose pair of comfy pants, rather than looking like the glorified pajamas you so often see in hospitals. Moral of the story? I highly recommend traveling in soft and comfortable scrubs. It will make your travel SO much easier!!

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Cute and Polished Scrubs

There are so many options out there for doctors, nurses, PAs, and other health professionals who wear scrubs daily as a part of their work. If you work in pediatrics you might want a set of scrubs with a cute cartoon pattern on it. If you work as a nurse you’ll want scrubs that have a large amount of pocket space for carrying around the things you need during the day. Depending on your personal style and job requirements, there really is a large number of options ready for medical professionals to wear.

One of the things I see often is scrubs that overcompensate for the fact that they usually aren’t flattering. They might come in overly bright colors, or come in styles that are definitely contemporary, but are actually kind of flashy and perhaps not that professional looking. I’ve found that these Nursing Scrubs are actually the best of both worlds: the fits are gender-specific, so you know it will fit you well. However, they are not overly fitted and they look so polished, just like a medical professional should.

One of the other great things about these scrubs is that they are so incredibly soft. The fabric is specially made. Between the high-quality fabric and polished fit, these scrubs are the best professional option for cute yet professional scrubs.

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Here’s Why Medelita Physician Scrubs Are Softer Than Any Other Brand

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we have a strong preference for Medelita products. What can we say? They really are the best in terms of fit and quality. They last far longer than any other scrubs or lab coats, and they’re easy to take care of because of the wrinkle release and stain release technology thats imbued in the fabric.

One of the many reasons we prefer Medelita scrubs is not about style or fit: it’s because they are quite literally the softest scrubs I have ever had my hands on. They are so comfortable that I have even worn them to bed on occasion, and I would even consider wearing them on a long-distance flight.

I recently asked Medelita’s chief of operations why their scrubs are so soft, and he gave me the inside scoop. Apparently, the finish of the scrub fabric on the inside is slightly different than the outside: this is because the fabric is brushed.

What does brushed fabric mean? According to TextileGlossary.com, brushing is:

A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

You know that favorite old t-shirt that you have, that has become so soft over years of wear that it’s become the most soft and comfortable thing you own? It’s basically the same thing, but for scrubs.

You can’t wear your favorite old t-shirt to work…but you can wear your Medelita scrubs!

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The Best Lab Coat and Scrubs Pockets

Pockets are an essential feature of any white lab coat, and any set of scrubs. Pockets should be discreet and conveniently placed, yet provide ample room for storing of small medical instruments, cell phones, iPads, and other odds and ends that you carry with you all day.

When your pockets are working overtime, there’s a greater chance that they will rip and fray along the edges. Natural wear and tear is an inevitable situation for any garment that you wear regularly, but a high quality garment should have reinforced stitching in key areas to ensure that this doesn’t happen.

This is just one of the many design features that put Medelita’s lab coats and scrubs ahead of the rest of the medical apparel industry.

Reinforced Pocket Seams Lab Coat

As you can see in this close-up image, this Medelita lab coat has a double row of stitching at the two corner ends of the pocket. This is a mark of high quality, as it demonstrates a fine attention to detail, and serves for you to get more utility out of your lab coat. The reinforced seams will hold you things indefinitely without being subject to typical wear and tear.

Medelita offers reinforced pocket stitching on their line of scrubs as well.

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The Most Comfortable And Fashionable Scrubs Available

In recent years, Medelita has gone above and beyond to change the standard of medical wear and improve scrubs for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and every medical professional in between. The comfort and functionality of our scrubs sets us above the rest; we continue to go unmatched in fit, quality, ergonomics, comfort, and performance.

The ergonomic design of our scrubs flatters the professional while allowing them to have a comfortable range of motion. Many small details on the men’s and women’s scrubs, while they may seem minor, benefit the wearer significantly. The beautifully fashioned, top darts at the bust of the women’s top offer a raised V-neck that create an elegant, flattering neckline that lays flat overall. Along with a higher neckline the women’s top has shorter sleeves allowing for freedom in movement. The men’s top has been re-shaped for a improved fit in the torso. Both the men’s and women’s resemble a high quality woven short-sleeve shirt; featuring a raised neckline and a roomier chest pocket. Our well designed fit from the shoulders to chest allows for an enhanced range of motion while visually creating a narrower frame. Medelita scrub pants feature many outstanding fashion forward designs as well. Men’s pants offer the drape of slacks, the casual length of your favorite jeans, while having the comfort of athletic pants. Along with a drawstring and latex-free elastic waistband, the men’s pants have a zippered fly. Both men’s and women’s pants have a relaxed fit around the thighs and groin for less pulling while sitting. The straight leg fit of our pants, with a contoured rise, are flattering and modern. On all products, the stress-reinforced sewing details are designed for all-day comfort.

Medelita fabric is proven to last the lifetime of the product. Not only can the product be home laundered, with no ironing required, but the drirelease® material resists piling, fading, wrinkling, and static cling. The technically advanced performance fabric pulls moisture away from your skin and dries incredibly faster than other performance fabrics or cotton. The supremely soft fabric is known for comfort and performance. FreshGuard® provides bacteriostatic, odor-free comfort. With no chemicals or irritants, our performance fabric is promised to be environmentally friendly.

All in all, Medelita scrubs are a step above the rest. Other scrubs brands often have less flattering tops and pants. Their pants have a natural-rise waist with a simple drawstring or back elastic, offering less support or comfort. Many brands sell an outdated flared leg with side vents. Although their tops feature the same short sleeves, they hold a looser fit that does not flatter the professional. Our moisture wicking, fast drying, high performance, odor control, superior comfort, and premium quality is top notch and quality trumps quantity every time.


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Prima Scrubs

Where to find white scrubs ? The best brands to look at would be Prima Scrubs by Barco and WS Fundamentals or Classic Whites from White Swan. Prima Scrubs are very popular with original designs and fashionable details. Featuring nice embroidery, notched collars, mock plackets, ruffle necks and elastic shirred sides. Some of them can be found at Medelita Marketplace, our favorite place to shop for nursing scrubs, including Prima Scrubs and Ws Fundamentals.

Here are some reviews of Prima scrubs taken from Medelita website:

“I am a nurse and was looking for an affordable yet functional white scrub pants everywhere. So happy to stumble upon Prima 6 pocket pants from Prima. (http://www.medelita.com/prima-womens-scrub-pants-4214.html). Really love all the useful pockets. They are hard to find, thank you Medelita ! oh and the service was great, please sign me up for your newsletter!” – Jessica, Nurse.