Smart Ideas: Uniforms Revisited

Tips on Sourcing for Medical Scrub wear.

Scrubs are uniforms generally worn by health workers in health institutions or facilities. Some of the staff who wear the scrubs are doctors, nurses, pediatricians, among other workers in a health facility. The healthy institution or facility source for the scrubs from the supplier who delivers them to the facility on order. Mostly, procurement department of the facility is responsible for all procurements, including procuring scrubs for the staff. When choosing scrub wear, here are some tips to help in the process.

Look for the supply if you do not have one already. When sourcing for the scrubs, pay attention to the laid out company’s procurement policies. Get quotation s form two or more suppliers for the sake of comparing the quotes. The management should communicate on the style they want for the facilities’ scrubs. Each department can have a different scrub design, e.g., the paediatric unit can have scrubs made of kid-themed fabric, maternity wing can have scrubs with feminine colors, and a different color for the general wing.

Invite your preferred supplier to take measurements of every staff. Avoid loose fitting clothing especially in places like the laboratory, ultrasound rooms, kitchen, etc. A health facility worker should remain neat and clean, thus get enough sets for each staff. Order the scrubs in bulk to receive discounts.

It is important to consider the fabric of the scrubs when placing an order. Hospital garments and other linen are best made from 100 % pure cotton fabric. Choose a piece of fabric that will be comfortable to wear for everyone. Consider the location of the health facility. Scrubs made of light weight fabric will be best for facilities located in areas with high humidity and temperatures. In areas with low temperatures, choose a warm fabric to ensure the scrubs are warm to wear.

Medical scrubs requires a fabric that has no difficulty when it comes to washing and caring. Ensure the fabric is machine wash, as hand washing might not be possible as the scrubs are many.

Consider the design of the facilities’ uniforms. Different necklines are meant for different designs, e.g. V-neck, low neckline, etc. For staff working in open areas with no equipment, get a matching scarf and bow-tie for the female and male staff respectively. Also include pockets to put accessories such as gloves.

The medical scrubs can also be printed with extra details such as the name of the health worker, the unit he or she belongs to or the hospitals logo. This assist the patients to identify the health workers easily. The logo also markets the health facility in and out of hospital. Consider the location of the print, as it should be placed in visible places such as the front pocket of the mock or shirt.

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