Over the years, studies have shown that lab coats and scrubs are a significant source of microbe growth within the healthcare industry. Antimicrobial scrub technology offers an added benefit for those working in the medical field who are required to wear scrubs and lab coats. Antimicrobial fabrics feature a protection technology that inhibits the growth of bacteria while minimizing odors and stains to prolong the life of the garment.
In previous years, antimicrobial technology was expensive to buy, and the scrubs using this technology came in limited, boring styles. But now, Scrub Hub is proud to offer affordable and fashionable antimicrobial scrubs and lab coats to medical professionals.
What are Antimicrobial Scrubs?
As a healthcare professional, you wash your hands countless times throughout the day—virtually every time you enter a room. Yet, when it comes to your uniform, you might wear the same scrubs and lab coat for a 12-hour shift. You’ll do whatever it takes to keep your patients safe from pathogens, but all the hand washing in the world can’t prevent the harmful microbes that live on your clothes. Antimicrobial scrub technology was engineered to help present a solution to this problem.
How do Antimicrobial Scrubs Work?
Antimicrobial scrubs use several different types of technology to help prevent the transmission of germs. The type of technology used will vary by brand, but the following are some of the most common antimicrobial technologies:
- The use of agents that attach to microbial DNA, preventing reproduction.
- The use of agents that target specific proteins, preventing growth, reproduction, or spread of microbes.
- The use of fluid barrier technologies, preventing liquid or fluid absorption.
Benefits of Antimicrobial Fabric:
Built to Last
Antimicrobial scrubs are built to last and withstand the rigorous work of being on the job for 12+ hours a day. Made with high-quality fiber blends and strengthening agents, antimicrobial fabrics are durable and will last longer than some ordinary scrubs with proper care.
Repels Odors and Stains
The fluid-resistant agents used in some antimicrobial scrubs also work well for the prevention of odors and stains. The same technology used to resist liquid absorption can fight off sweat stains and the bacteria that create odors, keeping you fresh during your longest shifts and extending the life of your uniform.
Antimicrobial technology repels unwanted bacteria from your scrubs by incorporating bacteria destroying substances in the fabric. This gives you peace of mind at work and at home, knowing that you are not spreading harmful germs. Not only are you protected from germs, but you will save money because these scrubs last longer.
Doesn’t Compromise Fashion
Antimicrobial scrubs offer high-quality protection while also providing you with the latest fashion and trends. They come in a variety of styles and colors. Scrub Hub carries styles for men and women. Check out our new selection of brands, including Code Happy and Infinity by Cherokee, with the latest in antimicrobial technology. Browse our online selection of antimicrobial scrub tops, scrub pants, scrub jackets, and so much more!
Antimicrobial Brands We Offer:
Scrub Hub is proud to offer an incredible selection of brands with antimicrobial protection plus fluid barrier technologies including Cherokee Infinity, Heartsoul, Dickies, Cherokee Workwear, and many more!
Scrubs, Accessories, and More
We also provide other medical accessories such as shoes, stethoscopes, support hose/socks and much more. Browse our online selection of antimicrobial scrubs and lab coats here or contact one of our 5 area locations today.