The History Of Surgical And Other Hospital Clothing.
Since the existence of man, the gradual changes over time in the medical field have been the most experienced. The conduct of medicine and how it is practiced is the main effect for this change. Diversification in the medical field was a rare thing in the early days. This is not the case in the modern world as a lot of research is being done singlehandedly and collectively when the need arises. Many people did not know the kind of diseases they suffered from and this made treatment very hard.
A notable improvement is in the area of clothing in the hospitals and when treating patients. These regulations in clothing have not always been there and it is only after the 20th century that this was insisted on. Any cloth so long as it is clean and comfortable was allowed in the hospital setting and also the theatre. Over time and with the need for cleanliness as it was learned that the clothes might be infected, surgical operators began wearing aprons that would protect them from the patients’ blood. In all this time, surgical operations were being conducted bare handedly.
A little more caution was taken with the development in the field and it was seen as an important thing that the surgeons be protected from possible infections from the patient. This brought up the existence and use of gloves. Face masks were later introduced for the surgeons.
There was need for a special clothing to be worn by all the specialists and also other hospital staff. Cleanliness was paramount in the rooms.
A solution had to be found to help the case. Scrubs were introduced as the better option to this solution. This new type of clothing was designed in a way that is professional and also comfortable to the wearer.
Like any other invention, there has to be a way in which scrubs are worn or even cleaned. Scrubs, especially for surgeons in operating rooms should e the only clothes worn. Scrubs also cannot be white as this causes surgeon and staff eyes to strain when in a theatre given the lighting is also the same.
Many investors have taken it upon themselves to do the scrub business. being one of the main hospital attires, it makes the business very demanding. Prisons have adapted the same trend and use the attire for its prisoners as they are easy to procure and not complicated.