The above noted abbreviation is a user-friendly term for both practitioner and patient. A fuller description thereof could read as a medical, surgical or laboratory coat. It could also be referred to as a protective garment. And so do make a note that high end scrubs will not only be worn by image-conscious medical practitioners. In fact, the wearing thereof is perfect for the industrial or factory environment as well.
This is so in order to encourage a sense of uniformity to the company’s image. Nevertheless, the wearing of these coats are primarily pinned to all those working within the health services sector. And the next time you visit your retail pharmacist, you should be suitably impressed.
He and his staff may ‘only’ be working within a retail environment, but they will still be handling sensitive materials destined to be purchased by you. The wearing of the protective lab coats should tell you that these professionals are mindful of their environment and have your best health interests at heart.
It is imperative that such coats be worn by medical doctors and their assisting staff in the wards and theatres of your public and private hospitals. The need is to ensure that absolutely no harmful germs and bacteria are exposed to the vulnerable patient. The risk of contracting diseases must be entirely zero-rated if you will.
Make a note too, that it is not only the traditional white coats that are being worn here. You will see doctors and nurses, these days, doing their rounds in full trousers and protective tops. And in many cases, they will be wearing protective caps as well. And you see this in the food processing space as well. The reasons for this should be obvious enough to you by now.