How To Customize Medical Scrub- Update 2021
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How To Customize Medical Scrub? Update 2021

The medical industry in Australia is enormous and also very progressive. There are standards for everything and cover every aspect of the medical sector. In addition, the government institute of Australia issues guidelines and protocols for all the medical field departments that need to be followed without exception. So the question arises how one can get the medical scrub customized? And why is it important?

Doctors Medical Team
Doctors Medical Team

In this article, we will try to show you how you stay within the given guidelines of health and safety of the medical staff and yet manage to improvise the design of the medical scrubs for the nurses to reflect your branding image. 

You need to understand what difference it makes to your medical facility and how it upgrades your profile?

Doctors Examining Infected Patient
Doctors Examining Infected Patient

In Australia, since the standards of scrubs are given, it focuses on the health and safety of the staff and patient equally. There are simple ideas to incorporate in designing the scrubs, which create a unique image for the patients and their families at your medical facility. This develops a sense of trust and exceptional care provided by your staff in your hospital. Your team’s quality of care and image through the customized medical scrub become your brand’s reputation. 

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5 Ways to Customize the Medical Uniform

We establish that it is crucial to follow the guidelines on medical uniforms for health and safety published by the Australian standard-setting authorities to your health facility. Therefore, we are outlining the essential criteria of the medical scrubs selection as per standards.  

Comfort

The comfort of the nurse or staff should be a top priority while selecting a uniform size and type.

Functionality

It is essential to consider the staff job type regarding body movement and posture while performing a health care service. The worker’s working hours also need to be kept in mind and, most importantly, whether the uniform is fulfilling the safety measures required.

Uniform Safety Measures
Uniform Safety Measures

Choice Of Fabric

The choice of fabric needs to be identified by the SOP’s guidelines. The common-sense rule is to select the fabric type depending on the work environment. This means that we understand that the medical facilities are fully temperature controlled. Still, if the staff job is to move between indoors and outdoors, one should also consider the area’s weather conditions.  

Scrubs Fabric Choice
Scrubs Fabric Choice

Easycare

Another significant thing that people usually ignore is to select the uniform which is easy to manage. This means that the fabric type and design should be such that it does not need a lot of maintenance. It should be easily washed and clean properly without a hassle. 

Easy Wash Uniforms
Easy Wash Uniforms

Style

Now, this is the place where we can use some design sensibility and add value to the medical uniform outlook by incorporating your brand image. Any scrub or uniform style has the following areas where the style can reflect on making your uniform look customized. 

Scrubs Pants Cut

There are many variations available in the style of pants selection for your customized uniform design. It can be square cut or three quarters in length. To avoid the pants touching the floor and staying up from the ankle. In a clinical setup where the operational department is outpatient, the pants can be smarter in cut but comfortable for the staff. 

Animated Medical Scrubs
Animated Medical Scrubs

Scrubs Tops 

Medical Professionals Scrub Tops
Medical Professionals Scrub Tops

The scrubs and uniform tops come in a range of cuts and designs. The main difference is to select a front enclosed or open-top or side flip which hooks in on one side. The key is not to use the buttons on the shirt to avoid a solid surface to carry any germs. The pockets are highly recommended as per the requirement of nurses or staff of what they need to carry while performing their job. 

Medical Professional Safety Scrubs
Medical Professional Safety Scrubs

Neck And Sleeves Shape

The following design, which can make the outlook different, is a choice of neckline and sleeve length. The job type usually marks the sleeve length if you work in a distant medical facility where there is no direct interaction with the patient and possible exposure to body fluids. You can wear full-length sleeves. In the cases otherwise, the recommended length is half or a maximum of three quarters. 

Scrubs Sleeves Type
Scrubs Sleeves Type

Color Of The Scrub

The colours in the scrubs and medical uniforms give you a fabulous opportunity to brand your health facility effectively. Use the colours of your logos in selecting the medical uniforms. Another idea is to pick one colour from your branded image and then use different tones to make a colour code for various departments within your medical care staff. 

Animated Scrub Colors
Animated Scrub Colors

Printed Or Embroidery ID Tags

The more significant and specialized facilities in the medical sector usually make the uniforms look branded. The uniform wearer name and the logo of the facility are attached on the top of the scrub as a badge. Another way to incorporate that identity tag in the form of print embossed and embroidery on the uniform as a part of the apparel. If you go for a print, it will eventually fade out because of the washing requirement of the uniform regularly. The embroidery is comparatively a more functional choice in that case.

Printed Tags On Medical Scrubs
Printed Tags On Medical Scrubs

Ending Note 

This article explains the Australian Medical sector’s regulations and guidelines for selecting a medical uniform and how it is imperative to follow the WHS guidelines for all the health sector facilities and practitioners. It also provides an update for 2021 to custom design your medical uniforms by staying within workwear safety and health association standards.

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