How to choose your medical outfit?

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Exercising a profession in the medical field involves contact direct with others, for that a hygiene irreproachable is required. All healthcare professionals must wear appropriate clothing own, in order to avoid any infection between patient and professional. We will guide you on the choice of your outfit by listing the different options available to you.

The different clothes

Regarding tops, two types stand out:

  • The tunic, with a modern and pleasant cut, is a garment adjusted to the body which helps prevent irritation caused by friction. It also offers a good freedom from movement which will allow you to feel comfortable all day long.

  • The blouse plays a role of protection, it’s a barricade between you and the patient. It also allows an excellent freedom from movements for more dexterity and details in your daily actions. Its loose fit falls to the buttocks for a protection accrue when you associate it with a trousers.

Whether it is for the purchase of a tunic or a blouse, several important criteria must be taken into account.

  • The pockets : They have a very important, because they will allow you to have a maximum accessibility to your accessories. This can concern phones, notebooks and pens which are small everyday tools that allow you to do quality work. Some pockets can be buttoned, snap, zipped or even velcro.

  • The closing : You have several types of closures available, depending on your choice of tunic or blouse. Most of the time, the blouses are press-studs to favor the speed and the simplicity, but they can, in fact, come off easily. The closure buttoned is known for its efficiency but takes a little longer to close.

  • the col : There are many types of collars, round, V, tailor, blouse, etc. The choice will be based exclusively on your personal preferences.

  • Sleeves : Whether tunics or blouses, they are usually made of sleeves short in order to avoid being embarrassed during your activities. Some blouses may have sleeves removable, as the Laurène blouse of the brand Hasson.

The pants are generally designed with similar characteristics. The main difference lies in the cut, which allows us to offer clothing suitable for all body types. Usually stockings are designed with a belt elastic for a better maintenance. André pants from SNV will meet your needs perfectly with its polycotton material.

Shoes are a flagship item of equipment, the medical professions requiring to maintain a prolonged standing posture.

  • the sabot : It is very often used for actions to be carried out in bedrooms and blocs operative in order to guarantee a better hygiene. The pair Doria from Safety Jogger, is very comfortable and provides maintenance additional with her webbing at the heel.
  • The basket : It will be very useful if you have to do a multitude of shifts. For a maximum of comfort and of robustness, the basket Kassie from home Safety Jogger is perfectly suited for your long working days.

The shoes must absolutely meet the standards from security. The standards EN ISO 20347, concern the shoes from job having the characteristics of being non-slip, anti-static, having a closed heel, absorbing shocks and having an anti-perforation sole. Compliance with this standard guarantees that you will work in complete safety.

The different color codes

The color of your outfit can be either free of choice or imposed by your employer. Generally, blouses white are the most used in the medical world. It is advisable to wear colors pale, tones relaxants.

On the other hand, if your structure has imposed a color on you, it may be different depending on the department where you are assigned. For example, some blouses or tunics are white, but can be fitted with edging of colors to differentiate your role in the establishment.

In general, the outfits for room visits are white. Surgeons, anesthetists, etc. are mainly dressed in a set vert Where bleu.

The types of outfits according to your profession

The tunic is often used for work requiring a large freedom from movement. You can wear it if you are in the field of rehabilitation, physiotherapy, aesthetics or even the dental field. In this case, the tunic is often worn over your everyday outfit.

The blouse on the other hand, is designed in such a way that remove it without having the slightest risk of contamination. It is dedicated to people working in laboratories, doctors and nurses. Regarding surgeons and specialists in operating theaters, they are equipped with clothes sterile for single use.

Which fabrics are suitable?

The tunics, the blouses and the pants very often have a similar tissue mainly in cotton or from polycoton. These fabrics have the advantage of being both light, soft as well as resistant in order to keep your clothes on long term.

What secrets to maintain it?

The care of your outfit is very important, that’s why your clothes must be suitable for washing daily in order to preserve a cleanliness irreproachable. In some cases, your outfit can be directly maintained by your establishment. In this case, opt for an outfit complete can withstand washing industrial. For this, it will be necessary to choose clothes with the standards IN 15797.

Some useful accessories

In order to simplify your tasks in your sector of activity, here are some accessories indispensable. We suggest that you have in your possession masks as well as a bottle of gel hydroalcoolique in your pockets to guarantee a hygiene additional.