The key issues
Generally, cleanliness is the primary concern as far as hospital uniforms are concerned. Hospital uniforms should be such that they can be cleaned quickly. There should never be a single stain on the garment. It is neither professional nor sanitary to wear uniform which retains the stain of previous emergencies. It is essential, therefore, that the uniforms are easy to clean. You should always go for uniforms which are treated with stain resisting treatments. A good uniform which is easy to wash will ensure that you look presentable even after a long day.
It is important that the uniform is comfortable to wear. A hospital uniform should be such that it allows you to move easily, without any restrictions. Also, the uniform should have several pockets so that you may easily carry everything with you, whether be it some stationery items or medical equipment.
A hospital uniform does not need o be compulsorily branded or expensive. It is more important to first look for the best quality uniforms and then to compare the prices. If you get too concerned about the prices then you will end up choosing something cheap but not comfortable. Comfort level, right color and fit should be the main concern. Analyzing and comparing prices can be done after the suitable option has been chosen.
Some interesting historical developments
Standardization of the medical uniforms is a relatively new development. Even in the beginning of the nineteenth century, doctors would perform surgeries in their regular clothes. If a doctor’s clothes were covered with blood, it would be assumed that he had a fluid medical practice. However, many doctors did not like ruining their clothes with blood stains. Such doctors began wearing butcher’s apron while performing surgery. Eventually, a type of surgical uniform was designed in order to replace the aprons. The surgical uniform originally was white but soon the color was vetoed because it led to eye strain and fatigue. Soon the green color was standardized and all doctors, not just surgeons, began to wear the green color surgical scrub. Nowadays, all medical staffs in hospitals wear scrubs.