A white lab coat. The uniform staple for doctors is universally recognized and is said to symbolize professionalism, integrity, care, and attentiveness. While the use of lab coats in clinical settings varies from institution to institution, the tradition of white coats (as lab coats are known in the industry) is very much alive and well in our medical schools.
What is the tradition behind lab coat length?
The length of a person’s lab coat is often an indicator of his or her position within the hospital hierarchy. Short coats (typically hip-length) are generally worn by medical students and residents. The lab coats are presented to students in a meaningful, symbolic white coat ceremony, and is considered a very significant event in the aspiring doctor’s journey. When someone becomes a licensed physician, white coats are upgraded to a full-length coat as an outward, visual symbol of their accomplishment. Some establishments have a tradition of keeping all doctors in short coats to symbolize a lifetime commitment to learning.
Which medical professionals wear lab coats?
Below are a few examples of medical professional that typically wear lab coats:
- Nurses / Nurse Managers
- Lab Technicians
Benefits of Wearing Lab Coats
- Easily identified by colleagues and/or patients
- Stay comfortable and clean
- Pockets offer ample storage for small items and medical accessories
The white lab coat is a tradition – an iconic symbol. Wear it with pride. You earned it. We rounded up a handful of our best-selling favorites for you below.
Shop our high quality lab coats here. Tell us about your favorite white coat story in the comments and share your lab coat looks with us on Instagram, tag @uniformadvantage and #adayinscrubs!
If you are in the medical profession, scrub pants are a necessary item in your closet. For those who want to add a more fashion forward, tapered style pant to your scrub rotation, you are in luck! We have jogger scrub pants in your favorite brands to give you more variety in your wardrobe. Check out some of our popular jogger pant options below!
Butter-Soft Stretch Cargo Jogger Pant
Our Butter-Soft Cargo Jogger is perfect for the caregiver on the go! Complete with a knit, drawstring waistband and 4 pockets (2 front slash pockets and 2 cargo pockets) for maximum comfort and to fulfill all your storage needs. The Butter-Soft Cargo Jogger pant is only available at Uniform Advantage.
Lauderdale by UA Navona Jogger Pant
Our Navona Jogger Scrub Pant is from our exclusive work-leisure collection, Lauderdale by UA. The Navona Jogger has a fashionable design with 6 pockets and champagne gold zipper closures. These stylish scrub pants were made with super-lite, cool-hand, easy-care 4-way stretch fabric with moisture-wicking and quick dry features.
Butter-Soft Movement Eos 5 Pocket Jogger Pant
If you are an athletic on-the-go healthcare professional, the Butter-Soft Movement Eos 5 Pocket Jogger Scrub Pant is for you! These joggers feature slim tapered legs with snaps at the side seam which can be worn partially open or closed. The pants are made with is a unique moisture-wicking, lightweight stretch fabric.
Purple Label Tara Jogger Cargo Pant
Purple Label by Healing Hands has recently come out with the Tara Jogger Cargo Pant. The comfort stretch waist band provides ease of movement during your long shift. The Tara Jogger Cargo Pant provides a lot of storage with two front pockets with zipper closures, one cargo pocket on the right with an inner pocket and two back pockets.
Cherokee Infinity Jogger Cargo Scrub Pant
The Cherokee Infinity Jogger Cargo Scrub Pant is perfect for the fashionable caregiver. Complete with 5 pockets and zipper closures, you’ll be able to keep everything you need with you all-shift-long. The antimicrobial fabric* will help keep bacteria away while you are hard at work.
The Cherokee Infinity Jogger Cargo Scrub Pant is now available for men!
*EPA disclaimer: Garments featuring antimicrobial* fabric technology do not protect users or others against bacteria, viruses, or other disease organisms. Always follow all best practices for infection prevention.
Let us know in the comments and share your favorite scrub pant with us on Instagram, tag @uniformadvantage or #adayinscrubs!
Nursing is tough – long hours and many miles on your feet. Choosing the right compression socks can be confusing. Let’s walk through the basics together.
The most common reasons nurses wear compression socks:
What to look for when buying compression socks
- Compression levels: not all socks are created equal, be sure to check the compression level before buying.
- Gradient compression: simply put, the compression increases as the sock moves from top to bottom, with the most compression near the ankle.
- Smooth seam structure: because who needs seams rubbing you the wrong way for 12 hours?
- Breathable: this will help keep your legs from feeling too hot, or getting itchy.
- Moisture-wicking: this one is key – helps make your feet less likely to stink.
- Length: ideally, the top of the sock should be just below the knee joint.
- Thickness: there are so many options available – choose a thin, high-performing style.
What compression level do I need?
- Lowest, 5-15 mmHg: great for travel and work
- Moderate, 16-25 mmHg: good for running and recovery
- Heaviest, 26-35 mmHg: used for high-performance recovery
- Medical, Above 35 mmHg: reserved for medical uses and should only be used under medical supervision
Compression socks are great for overall leg health, and there is another pretty obvious upside we haven’t discussed – adding some fashion and fun to your work wardrobe! Gone are the days of the nude-colored compression stocking. Express yourself with today’s bright, funky designs that are sure to add some happy to your workday.
Our best sellers…
11 mmHg compression trouser socks in a fashion butterfly print. Knit-in top band keeps socks up without constricting leg. Knee high length.
The Think Medical 94672 Women’s Heart EKG Fashion Compression Socks feature a 10-14mmHg gradient compression that delivers controlled pressure from ankle to calf in order to promote better blood flow throughout the lower leg.
Think Medical Fashion 94659 Women’s Fashion Grey/Black Compression Socks feature a 8 mmHg gradient compression that delivers controlled pressure from ankle to calf in order to promote better blood flow throughout the lower leg.
Add style to your scrubs with these mini polka dot compression knee high socks. The 01425 medical sock features 8 mmHg gradient compression that delivers controlled pressure from ankle to calf in order to promote better blood flow throughout the lower leg.
The Think Medical Fashion 94525 Compression Socks feature a gradient compression that delivers controlled pressure from ankle to calf in order to promote better blood flow throughout the lower leg!
Shop our entire collection of compression socks. Do you wear compression socks at work? Drop your favorite styles and colors in the comments and share your looks with us on Instagram, tag @uniformadvantage and #adayinscrubs!