As we have said before, the importance of a good, clean workspace is perhaps no more important than in the medical industry, but microfiber mops are only part of the solution. Clothes also play an important role in eliminating cross contamination and stopping the spread of bacteria. This is why it is important to invest in a good scrub, lab coat, and patient gown rental program for your surgicenter, hospital, urgent care center, or other medical facility.
The Clothes Make the Man (Or Woman): Lab Coat Rental
For starters, scrubs and lab coats help put your patients at ease. 53% of the patients still prefer a doctor in a white coat, according to “Is our appearance important to our patients?” Even 54% of children prefer lab coats, according to the same study.
“The clothes we wear have power not only over others, but also over ourselves,” explained Hajo Adam and Adam Galinsky in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
But more than that, lab coats help minimize the spread of contamination by providing a removable barrier in the event of an incident involving a spill or splash of hazardous substances. Lab coats can be easily removed and safely transported to be cleaned before re-use.
Scrubs Helps Prevent the Spread of Contamination
Medical scrubs became standard in hospitals and medical centers in the 1970s, and for good reason. Aside from being a stylish and comfortable alternative to traditional white medical uniforms, scrubs also help prevent the spread of contamination. Scrubs are easy to change into and out of, making it simple to remove contaminated scrubs for laundering before leaving certain areas, such as the operating room.
Reusable Patient Gown Rental Makes Sense
Patient gowns are used daily in the majority of medical centers across the country. Gowns and drapes act as barriers to prevent transmission of microorganisms from non-sterile to sterile areas. In fact, the removal of a patients outer clothing and the issuance of patient gowns can help remove up to 75% of contaminants, according to “Professional Paramedic, Volume III: Trauma Care & EMS Operations.”
Perhaps what is most shocking, however, is that roughly 80% of hospitals in the U.S. still use single-use gowns and drapes, according to “Taking Cover: Single-use vs. Reusable Gowns and Drapes.” This is despite the fact that cloth patient gowns are about 15% less expensive than disposable gowns.
Scrubs, Lab Coats, and Patient Gown Rental from Lord Baltimore Uniform
Lord Baltimore Uniform provides scrubs, lab coats, and patient gown rental, for surgicenters, hospitals, urgent care centers, and other medical facilities throughout Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, and Southern Pennsylvania. We are proud to offer the following services to the healthcare industry:
- Scrub Rental: We not only provide scrubs on a rental basis, but we also sell new scrubs in a wide variety of colors.
- Lab Coats: We rent and sell several different styles of lab coats, offering traditional as well as safety lab coats.
- Patient Gowns: We rent and sell patient gowns, as well. Our rental service includes constant upgrading to ensure your patients only receive high quality, freshly cleaned gowns.
To learn more about how Scrubs, Lab Coats, and Patient Gown Rental can help improve your medical facility, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit LordBaltimoreUniform.com. We also handle towel rental for gyms and salons; apron, towels, uniforms and mats for restaurants; and uniform, shop towel, fender cover and mat rental for manufacturing and automotive industries.