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Get Your Scrubs and Celebrate Nurses Month

May 5, 2023

There are dozens of jobs that require or encourage their people to wear scrubs to work. These include doctors and nurses, veterinarians, as well as pharmacists and others. During the month of May, we’ll be celebrating Nurse’s Month in addition to a look at the professionals who wear scrubs, what scrubs are for, and why you should come to Coastal to get yours.

What are Scrubs?

Including pants, tops, layers (like light jackets), and caps, scrubs are light, protective clothing that help minimize cross-contamination in medical settings. These locations can include doctor and dentist offices, veterinarian clinics, massage and physical therapist locations, orthodontist offices, pharmacies, as well as testing facilities and more.

If you’ve ever been to a hospital, medical office, or watched a medical show on television, you’ve seen people wearing scrubs. Scrubs are typically made from a combination of cotton, polyester, spandex, and/or rayon.

Quick History of Scrubs

Before these loose-fitting, comfortable, yet professional garments were invented, doctors and nurses either wore aprons when examining patients or performing medical procedures. Later, a nun-like habit uniform was worn by nurses around the world. Sometime in the 20th century, doctors and nurses started wearing scrubs, named after the scrubbing-in process doctors and nurses follow to sterilize themselves for surgery, as a way to improve sanitation and cleanliness in medical settings, as well as promote a professional look.

At first, white was the preferred color. However, white scrubs were difficult to keep and get clean. Especially after a long day in the emergency room. Then, it was discovered that white fabrics have a tendency to strain the eyes under bright operating nights. Black, blue and other colors were adopted and standardized by the late 1960s.

Scrubs at Coastal

Stop by today and see all the scrubs in stock for men and women, in your size, and with your profession in mind.