Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Scrub-a-dub dub

Last week I went to a wellness spa in a strip mall I hadn’t visited before. My daughter had the van so I browsed around to see what other shops were there and was surprised to find a store that sold scrubs. Since I’m not in the medical field I’ve never had a need for purchasing scrubs and never realized where they can be purchased. This store had all sorts of styles and colors, which I thought was pretty cool because it means that the people who wear them have more than one or two choices.

There are also Internet sites that specialize in scrubs including nursing scrubs and lab coats. I am sure that it makes patients more comfortable when they encounter a nurse, technician or office personnel in appealing scrubs. I’ve noticed how my children react to the nurses at the pediatrician when they have on uniforms that are emblazoned with funny or familiar characters. They engage more with them and the children definitely seem more comfortable. The same works for adults, I’m sure.

For those who prefer and need something a little less stylish, so to speak, it is just as easy to find green scrubs or plain lab coats as it is to find scrub hats and caps with flowers, polka dots, cupcakes and a variety of other” tasty-looking” choices. Even with all that fanciness going on it’s not difficult to find cheap scrubs either.

Have you seen a medical professional in a spiffy looking uniform or appealing scrubs? Share what you thought about it. If you haven’t, let me know if you would like to see the nurse at your regular physician’s office in something a little more colorful.