The other day, a friend of mine (who is an RN) was telling me about her daily dilemma: what should she wear to protect herself from the chilly hospital air conditioning?
The main obstacle for her is the fact that she is required to wear her iD badge at all times, but when she attached it to her scrubs it wasn’t visible once she put on her jacket or sweater. She had tried fleeces and hoodies and they kept her pretty warm, but there wasn’t any place to put her badge except the collar (scratching against her neck all day) or the zippered lining (which meant she couldn’t zip it up).
ID badges are a common but annoying requirement at most hospitals and unless you have a pocket on your top, there’s really nowhere convenient to attach it. Until now…
Scrubs and lab coats company Medelita is well known for their flattering designs, performance fabrics, and innovative features. They released their brand new women’s scrub jacket a few months ago, and not only does it have ample pocket space (and a zippered sleeve pocket to boot!), they also added a small but kind of life-changing feature: the ID badge pocket.
The Ionic Scrub Jacket is the first of its kind in many ways, but I particularly l particularly love this badge pocket. It’s hidden on the left shoulder seam so that it’s invisible when you’r not using it, and it allows you to clip your badge onto your jacket.
If NBA players were doctors, and if basketball games were surgeries and operations, the players would be wearing surgical scrubs hats instead of sweatbands. New moisture-wicking technology has been improved so that it removes sweat and absorbs it efficiently, instead of letting sweat bead up on your face, which is distracting and unhygienic.
Of course surgical scrubs caps serve additional purposes in an operating room aside from just keeping you cool and dry. People are constantly shedding hair, and these scrubs hats serve to protect patients from errant hairs that might fall out during an operation.
That being said, there is still a huge benefit to having a sweat-wicking scrubs hat that functions like a sweatband. Think about the high-pressure situations that happen so often during procedures. Having someone’s life in your hands is always anxiety-inducing, and your body temperature will naturally rise as your stress levels increase. This is what makes you sweat in these situations, although surgery may not be as physically demanding as a pro basketball game.
Hospital scrubs is a large category that includes OR scrubs, ER scrubs, nursing scrubs, scrubs for doctors, scrubs for hospitalists, physicians, clinicians and the list goes on. The easiest way to find exactly what you are looking for is to start searching for men’s hospital scrubs or women’s hospital scrubs. Determine the top 3 characteristics of the scrubs you are looking for. It could be a specific color, features, design or functionality requirements. If you want to narrow down your search even further, you can select additional performance, durability, anti-wrinkle, stain release and other properties. Of course it helps to know what’s available, and compare different manufacturers of scrubs and medical uniforms, read independent reviews to verify company claims and find that perfect hospital scrub you are looking for.
“This is a great product, good build and great material. Not flimsy like the stock hospital scrubs. The cut is impeccable and quality is amazing! I would highly recommend Medelita products.” – Scott, hospitalist.
I just bought a new set of baltic scrubs, sadly it’s the only color permitted in my hospital from the Medelita selection ( i wish there were more options) but on a positive note I must say that my previous set that I purchased from Medelita almost a year ago is still holding up really well. It didn’t fade like most other scrubs, no pilling either. I still wear it almost every week and often get asked where I got it from! Andrew, Doctor.