Long hours are often required in healthcare jobs and it can sometimes become physically demanding especially for nurses. They may need to do tasks like lifting, pulling and transferring objects, equipment as well as patients. Even in the hectic schedule of healthcare professionals, looks matter. This is because the first thing a patient sees when they’re approached by a doctor or a nurse is their uniform. A smart healthcare uniform is designed to look after your professionalism, safety and hygiene. ABG Uniforms provide a wide collection of expertly designed smart healthcare uniforms demanded in various Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait and Iraq. ABG caters to both public as well as private healthcare sectors by providing a great selection of colors and styles to choose from. Uniforms are also embroidered to be consistent with your branding. We believe your uniforms should not only enhance your appearance but also reinforce professionalism.
Smart healthcare uniforms are specially designed for working in a healthcare environment keeping all medical settings in mind. So what are the features of smart healthcare uniforms? Let’s see some of them below:
- While working in a medical environment the scrubs and uniforms get stains and bodily fluids. They require plenty of frequent and aggressive washing. So they should be durable enough to withstand frequents washes and hold together for long periods.
- The fabrics of the uniform should be comfortable on the skin and allow breathability so that healthcare professionals feel light and relaxed all day long.
- Many a time the healthcare workers duty require a lot of movements. So the uniforms should be designed in such a way that they provide you with enough mobility.
- It should be fit – not too loose or too tight. Generally, women’s scrubs and coats are a bit narrower along the waist. Whereas men’s uniforms feature broader shoulders and more room in the sleeves.
- A good healthcare uniform should have multiple pockets which are deep enough to keep your essential items handy.
- It should be easy to launder and dry quickly.
- The style of healthcare scrub and uniforms should not be inappropriately revealing. For example, deep v-neck tops and very low rise scrub pants should be avoided.
The quality of any scrub depends on the fabric from which it is made. Mainly four fabric fibers are used widely. They are cotton, polyester, spandex and rayon. Let’s familiarize with some of their properties with merits and demerits:
- Cotton is soft, lightweight and durable. It is a good choice during the summer since it’s light and breathable, but it can be worn year-round.
- It doesn’t build up static electricity.
- The fabric is thin yet strong, and it drapes well for a nice fit.
- Prints show up well on cotton.
It fades with washing.
It may also shrink if it’s washed or dried improperly, and its fibers wrinkle easily.
So it is often blended with another fiber to prevent wrinkles.
- It is wrinkle-resistant as well as abrasion-resistant.
- It is durable, quick-drying and easy to care for.
- It also resists stretching and shrinking.
- It is also moisture-resistant and tends to trap sweat instead of soaking it up like cotton.
- Because it’s synthetic, it doesn’t feel as “natural” like cotton.
- Some people don’t like the rough texture of pure polyester.
- It also builds up static electricity.
- It is a lightweight and durable synthetic material.
- It is used to add stretchiness to many types of clothing.
- But it is resistant to stretching and shrinking permanently. After stretching out, it returns to its original shape when you take off the garment, which is why spandex prevents bagging and sagging.
- It is also resistant to perspiration and abrasion.
- It has a rough texture, so it’s not that comfortable to wear.
- Rayon is a semi-synthetic fabric that is usually made from plant sources as well as additional chemicals.
- It can imitate the feel and texture of natural fibers such as silk, wool, cotton, and linen.
- It comes in many different qualities and weights.
- It drapes well and looks soft and silky.
- It wrinkles easily.
- It may also stretch or shrink when wet.
The four fabrics mentioned above are combined in varying percentages to form blends. The two most common blends are polyester/cotton and polyester/spandex. Let’s discuss their merits and demerits:
- The polyester helps the fabric retain its shape and resist stains and wrinkles.
- The cotton makes the fabric absorbent and comfortable.
- The characteristics of the blend depend on the percentage of each fiber it contains.
- A poly/cotton blend is versatile and durable.
- It also retains its dyes and prints through many wash cycles.
- Not feel as cool as cotton.
- It may pill when washed.
- It is a fully synthetic blend.
- The polyester provides durability and helps the garment maintain its shape.
- The spandex adds some stretch and movement without sagging.
- This blend gives a much silkier feel than other poly blends and is virtually wrinkle-free.
- It should be washed on a cold and gentle cycle.
ABG Uniforms is the manufacturer and supplier of a broad range of healthcare uniforms in a variety of colors, materials, sizes, and styles in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Muscat, Dubai, Baghdad, Kurdistan and other parts of Middle East. These uniforms are designed using qualitative fabrics & yarns with cutting edge technology by our experienced team of designers. It provides a comprehensive healthcare uniform collection such as OT dress, scrub suits, nurses’ uniforms, lab coats, safety wear, disposables & maternity wear, etc. It also provides face mask, medical coats and patient gowns which are made from Bamboo Fabric. Products made from bamboo fabrics are versatile and sustainable and offers a completely eco-friendly solution to many of our modern needs. Bamboo fabrics inhibit the growth of bacteria as they are antibacterial. Hence the uniforms do not get smelly in situations where you sweat. Bamboo fabrics also act as a sweat absorbent which helps you feel fresh.
ABG maintain consistently high standards for sterilization technique and product quality. It provides clean and sterile medical/surgical supplies to ensure that employees and the public are protected from potentially harmful germs and bacteria. The garments go through the following three-step process to eliminate any dirt, soil and microorganisms:
This process includes washing twice at low temperature
(below 25°C) for 5‑7 minutes. This is done to remove dirt and soil.
This process includes washing at 60°C for 15 minutes (thermal disinfection). Then rinsed for 2 to 3 minutes in 0.1% chlorine solution. This process destroys all pathogenic microorganisms.
This process is done for destroying all forms of microbial life like viruses, microscopic fungi, and bacterial spores.