Category Archives: medical uniforms

Flu Season Is Not Yet In High Gear


The 2012 flu season is not yet in high gear. Infectious disease specialists are on alert for new strains of the flu virus as another swine flu virus emerged in the United States and a drug resistant flu is circulating … Continue reading

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Researchers Uncover How Common Hospital Bacterium Becomes a Deadly Superbug


October 16, 2011 Researchers from an international team led by Monash University have uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills large numbers of hospital patients worldwide plus an estimated $3.2 billion each year in health … Continue reading

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Is the Residential Washer Really Cleaning Your Medical Scrubs?


According to a study published in the November issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, residential washing machines may not always use hot enough water to eliminate dangerous bacteria like: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Acinetobacter, a Gram-negative bacteria, from … Continue reading

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How Many Lives Could You Save in Our Medical Scrubs Contest?


How many lives could you save in a pair of fluid repelling medical scrubs? Let us know! Comment here, on our main website blog, tweet, post on our Facebook wall and you could WIN a set of these nursing scrubs! … Continue reading

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Babesiosis From Blood Transfusions


According to the CDC, at least 122 people since 2000 have been infected with babesiosis from blood transfusions.  Babesiosis is  a potentially life-threatening tick-borne disease. According to CDC’s Barbara Herwaldt, MD lead author of the report “It’s uncommon but important … Continue reading

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60% of Uniforms Tested Positive


By Ken Buben, President – FancyScrubs.com  The other day MSNBC reported how hospital garb harbors nasty bacteria and spreads infections. We had been blogging on this previously but this is a new study. More than 60 percent of health workers’ uniforms … Continue reading

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Do You Get Betadine On Your Medical Uniforms?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Betadine is a brownish antiseptic washing solution that is famous for staining clothing. Many surgical nurses and OB/GYN’s use this solution often. Betadine Microbicides helps to reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infections. That … Continue reading

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Do You Wear Your Medical Uniforms More Than 1 Shift?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Medical Uniforms can act as reservoir of infections with areas around cuffs and pockets the most contaminated.  Investigators from the Public University of Navarra, the University of Vavarra Clinic, and the University of Vavarra Clinic … Continue reading

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Spreading of Infectious Disease by Healthcare Workers


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Spreading of Germs by Healthcare Workers New York State Sen. Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx, N.Y.) announced earlier this month that the Independent Democratic Conference urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck … Continue reading

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Nursing Scrubs


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Nursing Scrubs: The Truth According to Wikipedia Scrubs are the shirts and trousers or gowns worn by nurses, surgeons, and other operating room personnel when “scrubbing in” for surgery. In the United Kingdom, they are … Continue reading

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