No More HAIs: Keeping Your Medical Scrubs Clean

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cleanliness, as you know, is important for your own health as much as it is for your patients’. You already wash your hands all day, use hand sanitizer, trim your nails, tie back your hair and do everything in your power to prevent illness, but what if that isn’t enough to prevent spreading germs?

No More HAIs: Keeping Your Medical Scrubs CleanHealthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) such as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci), and C. diff are very serious diseases that cause you to need to take extra precautions with your medical scrub care.

According to NurseTogether.com, these diseases are typically spread through hard and soft surface contamination. Hard surface contaminations are germs found on things like countertops, which can be easily disinfected. Soft surface contaminates are harder to eliminate. The most commonly contaminated soft surfaces include blankets, towels, sheets, privacy curtains, patient gowns and your medical scrubs!

With alarming statistics, how do you prevent HAI infections?

Beyond basic cleanliness, taking care of your medical wardrobe is the most important way to prevent the spread of HAIs.

  • Take your scrubs off immediately when you return home to avoid contaminating family or friends.
  • Put your dirty scrubs in a separate laundry bin and wash, then your normal wardrobe, as bacteria can transfer in the wash.
  • Swap out old scrubs for new anti-microbial scrubs.
  • And check out our tips for removing visible stains.
Caring for your patients and staying healthy are a nurse’s top priorities. By being aware of the risks and eliminating them as much as you can, you are already helping!

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