Category Archives: Trends In Medical Apparel

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Crew Neck Men’s Scrub Top

If you are a male healthcare professional, your scrub style choices are pretty limited. You probably have a few shades of blue scrubs to choose from, most of which are made from cheap scratchy fabrics. And men’s scrub tops are almost universally styled with a v-neck that is both unflattering and fairly revealing if you have to bend over and aren’t wearing an underscrub tee.

If this conundrum sounds familiar to you, we’ve got some good news: Medelita has introduced a style of men’s scrub top that has a crew neck and an athletic fit. This new style, called the Radius Scrub Top, has 3 super-convenient pockets and an invisible badge pocket to clip your ID badge on the left shoulder.

In addition to the purposeful design featured and streamlined design, this scrub top is made from their revolutionary stretch scrub fabric. This fabric is a real game-changer: not only is it blissfully soft and professional looking, but it has been tested in industrial laundry settings (70 degrees Celsius is pretty standard) and is able to withstand hundreds of washes without tearing, fading, or ripping. Medelita guarantees the durability of their scrub fabric – they are actually the only scrub company in the industry that offers a full year warranty on all their products, so if for some reason it starts to fall apart they will replace it no questions asked.

Check out the men’s crew-neck scrub top below and let us know what you think of it in the comments!

Men's Radius Scrub Top

Men’s Radius Scrub Top

Men's Radius Scrub Top

Men’s Radius Scrub Top

Shop Men’s Element Scrubs.

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Best Scrub Jacket for Male Nurses & Medical Professionals

The best articles of clothing in our wardrobe are ones that combine style, comfort, and functionality. The modern medical professional needs to be able to transition easily from work to life, but it’s surprisingly difficult to find pieces that can be worn in multiple settings.

For example, my roommate, who is a Registered Nurse at LA Children’s Hospital, pretty much always needs to wear some sort of jacket over his scrubs to keep warm in the overly air conditioned hospital hallways. He had considered a white coat, but unfortunately at his hospital the only ones who wear lab coats are the physicians and doctors. And besides, he wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing a white coat outside of the hospital, meaning he would just need to carry another jacket around for when he goes to the gym or runs errands straight after work.

He usually wears an Underarmour jacket, which is great at providing that lightweight layer of warmth and transitioning from work to on-the-go. But this jacket is not made with medical providers in mind, so it also covers up his hospital ID badge and consistently gets in the way when he needs to reach into his scrub pockets for anything.

Fortunately for my roommate and male nurses around the country, Medelita just released their Ionic Men’s Scrub Jacket last month and it’s even better than we had expected (we’re talking 8 pockets on one jacket). Check it out below!

It comes in two colors: Black and Navy

Nursing Scrub Jacket

It has pen pockets, sleeve pockets, and even a pocket to affix your ID badge on your shoulder!

Mens Nursing Scrub Jacket

There is even a media port for you to connect your smartphone

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The silhouette of this jacket is very sporty and athletic

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The scrub jacket fabric is comfortable and lightweight, but keeps you warm

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Shop the Ionic Men’s Scrub Jacket here!

Underscrub Tee

5 Ways to Wear Your Underscrub Tee This Winter

In our opinion, underscrub tees might be the single most underrated clothing item of the season – for medical professionals and non-medical people alike. It’s called an underscrub because, as you probably guessed, many medical professionals do choose to wear them as an added layer of warmth or coverage under their scrub tops.

But don’t let the name pigeonhole this dynamic garment – read on for our top 5 ways to wear your underscrub!

  1. Under your scrubs (duh) as an added layer of warmth to protect you from the hospital chill or wintry weather.
  2. The flattering fit and ergonomic seam lines make this tee a great winter basic. Add a loose patterned scarf and wear your underscrub tee as a fitted basic, or even add a statement necklace.
  3. Because these tees are made of performance fabric, they are perfect for wearing during your morning jog to protect you from the chill.
  4. Combine with the scrub jacket found here – another item that is marketed for medical professionals, but is actually perfect for anyone looking for a polished fleece-type jacket made of technological performance fabric.
  5. Wear for any on-the-go activity you can think of, from camping and traveling, to running errands all day. This particular author enjoys wearing her underscrub tee just about every single time she gets on an airplane because of the comfort and quality style.

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The Core One Underscrub Tee from Medelita comes in three colors: black, light heather grey, and heather blue. There is a short sleeved version for men and a long sleeved version for women.

 

 

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This Game Changing Stethoscope Deserves A Spot On Medical Students’ Holiday Wish List.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already started your holiday wish list of covetable finds and splurge items you’d like to see come the holidays. Making your holiday wish list is not only fun, it’s a practical timesaver that makes it incredibly simple for your friends, family, and loved ones to shop for your holiday presents.

If you’re a medical, nursing, or PA student you probably don’t have a ton of money to spend on splurge items, and practicality is key when deciding what items are worth a spot on your wish list.

ERKA stethoscopes definitely deserve your consideration if you are shopping for anyone in the medical field. We recently got up close and personal with a few of the ERKA models (check out our pictures below!) and a recent reviewer commended the high quality of these stethoscopes in a hospital setting:

“I got to work and took my new stethoscope! Quickly threw it around my neck, got my report and ran out to the floor. First patient had some diminished lung sounds and, boy, was I surprised that I could hear anything at all – TV in the room was loud and patient on the other bed was talking, but my new accessory apparently has unbelievable noise reduction qualities.

I listened to Wheezes, Ronchi and Crackles all day. While sometimes there are slight problems in distinguishing these lung sounds, it was not the case with ERKA stethoscope.”

You can read the rest of his review here.

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Lab Coats With Foldable Sleeves? Look No Further.

Clinicians of all levels and specialties need their tools of the trade to be as highly functional as possible – lab coats and scrubs included. And in those high pressure situations where you must be as streamlined as possible, the ergonomic fit of a lab coat can really make a difference in your level of efficacy while performing a task.

Renowned for their tailored and ergonomically designed lab coats, Medelita has taken the functionality of their high performance lab coats one step further with their two latest styles: the Rosalyn slim fit lab coat for women and the Bernard slim fit lab coat for men.

Bernard lab coat with foldable sleeves

The main feature that these coats share in common is their foldable sleeves and back pleat for full range of movement in your shoulders. The Bernard has elevated this feature even further by adding custom buttons to the foldable slits in the sleeves.

We love this new feature of the lab coats. What functional features would you add if you could design a lab coat of your own?

Best Slim Fit Lab Coats For Women

This Lab Coat For Women Is Going To Be Your New Favorite Article Of Clothing

What capes are to superheroes, is what the lab coat is to physicians. You want a white coat that is a reflection of you, that shows your colleagues and patients that you take yourself seriously. It’s more than just a piece of clothing – it’s a symbol of what you’ve accomplished and how far you’ve come.

Right now we’re loving the Rosalyn Lab Coat and the Vera G. lab coat, both from scrubs and lab coats company Medelita, as our top picks for modern professional style…in lab coat form!

Rosalyn Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat

This is a very new style, just released last month, and you can tell just by looking at it that it is finely tailored down to the clean finish neckline. They also added a new feature, bracelet-length sleeves with buttons so you can roll the sleeves up to your elbow, for improved functionality. This is the most fitted women’s lab coat that Medelita makes, but the improved sizing and tailoring keeps in flattering and professional. Check out the Rosalyn Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat

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Vera G. Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat

The Vera G. is an old favorite of ours, and it continues to be one of Medelita’s most popular coats. Since its initial release a few years ago they’ve made some upgrades to the style. But the envelope collar of this lab coat is what really made us fall in love, and the little details are what makes all the difference. Check out the Vera G. Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat

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The White Coat Effect

Colorful Lab Coat Embroidery

What a wonderful time to be alive. All it takes is a Google search to find a plethora of lab coats, scrubs, and stethoscopes in all shapes, sizes, materials, and colors. Well, technically a lab coat is meant to be white to represent cleanliness and purity, but there’s nothing stopping you from making your next lab coat purchase stand out with some custom embroidery in any color of your choice!

Medelita’s lab coats and scrubs (and now scrub jackets!) can be purchased with custom name and title embroidery, which their team of embroidery artists will complete in-house for a small fee of $12. They have 18 options of embroidery thread in every color family, from blossom and bougainvillea, to teal and slate blue, to willow and seafoam.

Lab Coat Embroidery Colors

Embroidery Colors

Scrubs and scrub jackets can be embroidered too, but your color choices will be more limited to make sure the embroidery will stand out. Slate blue is one of the most popular colors for lab coat embroidery, but it would be next to impossible to see slate blue embroidery on baltic scrubs or a navy scrub jacket.

Now that Medelita has launched their new line of stethoscopes, we love the idea of getting your lab coat embroidery in a matching color as the tubing of your new stethoscope, or perhaps in complementary colors. The ERKA stethoscopes available on their website come in three different models, all comparable to Littmann models, that each available in up to 13 different tubing colors. The ERKA stethoscopes also have a solid warranty, and even come with their own stethoscope carrying case so that you don’t have to purchase that accessory separately.

What color embroidery would you choose for your lab coat? Would you ever match your stethoscope to your embroidery colors? Let us know in the comments below!

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The Sleekest Stethoscopes For The Polished Professional

A new brand of stethoscopes is coming to the US for the first time, and you should be excited. ERKA is a medical instrument company that is well-known in Europe and other parts of the globe, where it sets the ultimate standard for high-quality stethoscopes, and in just a few weeks, you’ll be able to try out three new models of ERKA stethoscopes by purchasing them from scrubs and lab coats company Medelita, which has set the standard for high quality medical apparel internationally.

ERKA Scope

If you know anything about Medelita, you know that they have extremely stringent standards for quality. This is a fact that inspires confidence in the quality of the ERKA stethoscopes, because Medelita is not a brand that would sell products that aren’t of the absolute highest quality.

So what makes ERKA stethoscopes superior to the Littmann models?

  • German-engineered products are known around the world for their precision and technical mastery, and ERKA stethoscopes are no different.
  • From the sleek design to the patented dual-membrane sound chamber geometry, these chrome-plated stethoscopes are technologically more advanced than most scopes on the market, as well as being more hygienic.
  • From an aesthetic standpoint, the ERKA stethoscopes are much more attractive and polished-looking than any other we’ve seen. They also have a bit more heft to them, a pleasant weight that is indicative of their quality.

Starting in May, Medelita will begin selling three models of ERKA stethoscopes: the Finesse, the Precise, and the Sensitive.

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Lab Coats On Nurses: Yay Or Nay?

Lately there has been much discussion over medical uniforms and how they serve the purpose of differentiating medical staff members’ roles. Most medical professionals, regardless of level or specialty, wear scrubs.

But what about lab coats? Should lab coats only be worn by doctors, or is there something to be said for this nursing lab coats trend?

Nursing Lab Coat

The main argument against nursing lab coats is that it is confusing for patients when lab coats are worn by both doctors and nurses. This is fair, and confusion should definitely be avoided as much as possible. However, there is an easy solution for this if you just get your lab coat with custom embroidery, where you can prominently display your title in a place that’s easy to read. With name & title embroidery on your lab coat, it’s still very easy for patients to tell who is a doctor and who is a nurse: they can just look at your lab coat!

We vote that if your white lab coat makes you feel more professional and helps you do your job better, and if there are no hospital rules preventing nurses from wearing lab coats just as doctors, go for it! 

The White Coat Effect

Logos On Lab Coats: Hospitals

Custom embroidery is an easy way to make your lab coat truly stand out. Add your name, title, and credentials so that your patients and colleagues can more easily identify you, and if you work at a private practice or large hospital you can even have your logo digitized and embroidered onto your lab coat.

Here are some of my favorite custom embroidered logos from different large institutions around the country. Check out more embroidered logos here.

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San Joaquin General Hospital is an acute care facility that now houses a 196-bed hospital, a medical campus dedicated to primary and specialty outpatient services, as well as two ambulatory care sites that provide over 134,000 outpatient clinic visits a year.

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Harbor UCLA Medical Center is one of only five level one trauma centers in Los Angeles County. Harbor UCLA Medical Center’s services include primary care, emergency medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and even a Child Abuse Crisis Center.

Scripps Health is a private, nonprofit, integrated health system dedicated to providing the highest quality care to the people of San Diego.

Scripps Health is a private, nonprofit, integrated health system dedicated to providing the highest quality care to the people of San Diego.

As a nonprofit integrated delivery system, MemorialCare Health System consists of over 200 medical facilities, including five top hospitals, numerous medical groups, outpatient health centers, as well as imaging and surgery centers in Southern California.

As a nonprofit integrated delivery system, MemorialCare Health System consists of over 200 medical facilities, including five top hospitals, numerous medical groups, outpatient health centers, as well as imaging and surgery centers in Southern California.