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Colour coordinated medical teams are essential for success

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The importance of colour coordination

Effective teamwork is an important aspect for any organisation’s success. There are many benefits of teamwork, most notably, an increase in motivation from your team.
And, one of the most rewarding achievements for any team leader is having a harmonised team. An effective way for a team to achieve successful communication, is by simply using colour coordination. And, being able to recognise from a distance someone’s skill level or role in an emergency situation certainly is advantageous, especially for those in a team who have workplace health and safety responsibilities for others.

Benefits of wearing colour coordinated scrubs and uniforms for medical staff

Colour coordination allows medical staff to determine quickly who is who – resulting in an improvement in communication and increased levels of safety within an environment such as an Accident and Emergency Room.

Colour coding as a system of sorts, is used by those who need to make quick decisions, knowing the difference between colours helps to define a team members position within their place of employment. Colour coded apparel also non-verbally communicate the wearers roles with patients and their families.

Benefits of colour coded apparel in hospitals for the public

A study in “Nursing Management” magazine (USA) shed light on how difficult it can be for patients and families to easily single out nurses from other hospital staff. Of those interviewed for the study, it was important to know who to approach if they had concerns, and it was equally important for them to be able to identify nurses and differentiate them from other health care staff.

Patients want to know who’s in charge of their care, and research shows that patients who are actively involved in their own care and who communicate with their health care team have a much safer, more satisfactory experience.

Colour-coded uniforms for medical teams in Australia

Multiple articles across diverse disciplines incorporate a variety of concepts of “teamwork” for staff covering emergency rooms (ERs), hospital wards, intensive care units (ICUs), and most critically, operating rooms (ORs). Among the findings, colour coordination and cohesive teamwork was found to improve communication between different levels of healthcare workers, and helped to limit adverse events, and improve outcomes, for patient and staff satisfaction.

In conclusion

Colour coordinated medical apparel such as scrubs and uniforms, fosters better communication between staff, helps o prevent medical errors, and creates better environments for staff and patients alike.

Remember: When you feel like you’re a valued team member, you’re more likely to do the best work you can. That great attitude doesn’t just help your patients; it carries over to every aspect of your work and your life.

Why your next scrubs should be purchased from Mediscrubs

Medical team wearing scrubs and medical apparel

WHAT YOU FIRST NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR SCRUBS & MEDICAL APPAREL

Clothes are an important part of any culture. Whether it is the carefully ripped T-shirt of a teenager or the three-piece suit of a lawyer, the way we dress projects an image or makes a lasting statement about who we are and what we are about. By the same token, the clothes we wear to work must reflect the functions we serve in our communities and the role we play at work. Some research suggests that teams who dress alike, work together better.

And by taking a new approach to how you dress for work, you offer your clients a first impression that is sure to make them sit up and take notice.

At Mediscrubs, we recognise this fact and we place all the importance on the person, rather than the garment they are wearing, because we know that if you look good, you will feel good, and visa-versa.

This is why we use a textile that works as hard as you do, and we have carefully considered all the variables to deliver superior value, style and comfort coupled with longer lasting moisture management, and a multitude of other performance capabilities such as easy wash & wear.

Mediscrubs medical uniforms

Why is our medical apparel superior?

When our creative team design medical and professional workwear we take into account important features such as printability, affordability, function and of course aesthetics.

The secret to our range is that we use the combination of polyester with cotton, resulting in a stronger material, which is less prone to pilling and static. When these two materials are blended, the wearer gets the benefits of both polyester and cotton fibres in one fabric.

Today’s poly-cotton blends are softer than their predecessors. This type of fabric keeps it shape and colour longer, and it doesn’t shrink. Blended products, are usually less expensive and last longer than cotton.

Although Polyester-cotton material can have a 50/50 blend, it normally has a ratio in the vicinity of 35 percent polyester and 65 percent cotton, suggesting that it is still mostly breathable, which means it is a suitable material to wear when it’s hot.

Look good, feel good

Comfort is one of the most important factors when considering your workwear, and so it should be, however the fashion conscious still place a lot of importance on style.

This is why Mediscrubs ensure our range of medical workwear consists of every conceivable colour, style and fit for every individual taste. We can even design custom made apparel for the you and your team. Click here for Mens Scrubs and Womens Scrubs

For more personalised style advice, stop by our Gold Coast showroom or schedule an appointment with our stylists.

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