Do staff need to change scrubs each time they leave the unit / ward, for example to go to the canteen for a break?
No. If leaving the ward for short period of time e.g. breaks, there is no need to change scrubs. However If leaving ward areas for a longer period it is best practice to change into your own clothing.
No, scrubs are NOT Personal Protective Equipment, they are work wear capable of being laundered at a higher temperature than most clothes.
No. Scrubs are not person specific and should not be taken home. All scrubs should be kept at work and be laundered by the Trust.
The scrubs are for ward based staff who do not currently get a uniform and includes medical staff. This does NOT include: • Ward admin staff who do not come into contact with service users regularly. If admin staff are based on the ward with …
Yes. If staff want to wear undergarments they should be of a material that can be washed to 60°. The undergarments must be short sleeved tops, to expose the arms for effective hand hygiene procedures and to remain ‘bare below the elbow’.
Extra sizes have been ordered from extra small to 5XL. If there are any issues please raise with your manager.
During the scrubs trial period it is advisable that staff bring their own workwear to change in to.
A strict top up service is in place, processed by the facilities department. If you have any concerns, contact the estates and facilities department.
This is the staff member’s own responsibility and needs to be of a fabric that can be washed at 60°.
There needs to be a discussion between the member of staff and managers and then discussion with infection prevention and control for suitable alternative to be arranged.
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