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Scrubadoo’s News: Scrub Terminology

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scrubsThere are a ton of medical scrubs out there these days. We are talking 1,000’s of different styles, cuts, colors, brands, etc, etc, etc. It is becoming more and more difficult to wade through all of the options and pick out exactly what you are looking for. On top of this, scrub manufacturers are constantly changing materials, descriptions, and adding new terminology to the scrub buying process. Here are a few common “scrub term’s,” and tips that may help you better understand exactly what you are getting into!

Brushed Cotton

When looking at the material your scrubs are made out of any scrubs that have “brushed” in the description are going to be extra soft to the touch.

Flex/Stretch

A new fad in scrubs is to make products that have some “flex” or “stretch” associated with them. These scrubs tend to have a some spandex in their material mix (usually less than 10%). This material addition adds a little bit of stretchiness to the products. You will almost always see a term in the product name that makes the products with this feature obvious.

Color Codes

Making sure your tops and bottoms match is always a gamble (especially when you buy scrubs online!). Navy scrubs from Brand X typically will be a slightly different shade than Navy Scrubs from brand Z. Three quick tips to make sure you always match:

  • Always buy sets from the same brand.
  • Even if you buy the same brand, colors will not always match. If the material is different, there is a good chance that the colors will be off slightly. To be safe, buy sets from the same line.
  • When in doubt check the “color code” it is usually a 3 letter code “WHZ” for example may stand for white. If the color code is the same it should always be a perfect match.

Anti-Microbial

Several brands are now coming out with anti-microbial scrubs. These uniforms are treated and can help fend off germs. They tend to be a little pricier but can help keep you from spreading germs!

Conclusion

These are just a few of the many terms that you may see in product descriptions when searching for scrubs online. If you happen to come across something you aren’t familiar with ask! We would be more than happy to help!

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About the Author:

Brett Brohl is currently the CEO of both Scrubadoo.com and Scrubraisers brands which are headquartered in Minneapolis MN. Scrubadoo.com makes the online purchase of anything a nurse needs to wear to work as easy as can be. Scrubraisers.com offers a unique fundraising solution for any group or organization. He has an MBA from The Darden School of Business and attended Wake Forest University for his undergrad degree. Brett is originally from South Florida, enjoys entrepreneurship, anything having to do with the ocean, and hates the cold.

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