Nursing Scrubs!

  1. Hey,

    I have been a nurse for over 22 years,

    And i have started making scrubs (hoping to be able to stay home with my kids).

    And i am trying new ideas in scrubs.

    "is this a good idea or bad"

    Scrub tops for winter made out of soft flannel, so they will be warm??


    Please let me know what you think!!

    reply or pm.
    Last edit by prmenrs on Sep 26, '05
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Chicklet2
    Hey that's a neat idea that I would have never thought of, but for me I'd likely get way too hot and if u spill something on the flannel I dont know if it would come clean as easy as other material
  4. by   kellyo
    You could make 'em reversible, so that you could wear the warm part on the inside!
  5. by   BrittanyRN
    Here's an idea make matching stethoscope covers with each jacket/top you make, a nurse I work with does this and it look so nice. Good luck in your future endervors!!
  6. by   croyez
    i have made some matching stethoscope covers and hats to match some of the scrubs i make,

    and i have been selling them off of ebay,
    im trying to find new ideas
  7. by   kwagner_51
    Quote from croyez
    Hey,

    I have been a nurse for over 22 years,

    And i have started making scrubs (hoping to be able to stay home with my kids).

    And i am trying new ideas in scrubs.

    "is this a good idea or bad"

    Scrub tops for winter made out of soft flannel, so they will be warm??


    Please let me know what you think!!

    reply or pm.

    Hi!

    I need a nice light weight jacket to wear over my scrubs/jacket. I FREEZE in the a/c at the hospital and always wear the jackets. However, I KNOW that I can't wear the sports jacket at work. Right now I wear a vouluer [sp?] jacket over my other jacket and I am still cold.

    Something lined with nylon or something smooth so that my arms can move freely, but warm enough that I don't freeze.

    I haven't been able to find anything even remotely close what I need. The jacket must be light weight and can not have a hood. I can't wear traditional winter coats because they are too heavy. I also can't use cotton/terry bath robes for the same reasons. I have a hard time finding coats that are warm and not heavy!



    Do you have any suggestions?
    Last edit by prmenrs on Sep 26, '05
  8. by   cumberland40
    i hope we could work wearing the same suit the astronauts wear so we will be protected against all microbes having a feast in the hospital. anyway, i dont really care how my scrubs are made as long as it will be comfortable and easy to clean. but my suggestion is, please make unique, creative, artistic designs for male nurses to wear. I saw a lot of catalogs were they sell scrubs which has picture of bugs bunny and tazmania (my favorite cartoon chracters) but the scrubs look like for women only. they said its unisex but i dont think so.
    Last edit by cumberland40 on Sep 25, '05 : Reason: clarification
  9. by   misschelei
    I like the traditional scrub material but I usually wear a cotton long sleeve top underneath for when it gets cold at night. But sometimes the second top feels bulky. I would like a scrub top with just the cotton long sleeves attached so I don't have to put on 2 tops.
  10. by   live4today
    Flannel tops sound like a great idea. Just make sure you have them stain proofed before selling. I would imagine they'd make great warm ups for healthcare staff who do not do direct patient care (UNLESS they are "stain proof" for those who do direct patient care). You'll never know how well they will go over with people until you give it a try. I wish you well!
  11. by   gaijingal
    I loooooooooooove flannel...but I don't have much experience with scrubs, so I don't know if there is some reason it wouldn't work (more likely to carry microorganisms etc).

    I also like the sleeve idea...I'm planning to wear a shirt underneath too, because I like my arms covered, but it does tend to get hot.
  12. by   MissJoRN
    I had made myself a flannel warm-up jacket that I loved on cold night shifts. I had no problems with, many warm-up jackets aren't visa fabric anyway, at least not the ones I buy since I can't tolerate the high polyester content. Lots of fun prints in flannel, too! There is also that polyester "flannel", sleepwear fabric for kids, not sure if some nurses wold prefer that? I see nurses all the time in depatment store sweaters or light jackets so I don't see that a flannel warm-up would be a stain issue. I don't wear mine in the OR though since flannel is more "linty" but another nurse does.

    As for the coat person- heavy winter coats (in fact the whole winter wardrobe) bother me, too. I have neuralgias and the anything "heavy", buly, or inflexible seems to make my numbness and burning worse. Sometimes I can tolerate a peacoat but on bad days I wear a polar fleece jacket layered with a polar fleece cape. Love the cape! I always wear warm fluffy scarves since they help prevent a lot of heat loss without any discomfort.
  13. by   FroggysMom
    Quote from kellyo
    You could make 'em reversible, so that you could wear the warm part on the inside!

    Oooooo now there is a cozy idea! I like it.... I LIKE it!!!
  14. by   FroggysMom
    Quote from misschelei
    I like the traditional scrub material but I usually wear a cotton long sleeve top underneath for when it gets cold at night. But sometimes the second top feels bulky. I would like a scrub top with just the cotton long sleeves attached so I don't have to put on 2 tops.

    Yes, I'd go along with this too! I hate wearing two layers but attachable sleeves on the cold days would be GREAT!

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