The benefits of a nursing uniform

August 2, 2017

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When it comes to putting together a nursing uniform, there are several considerations that need to be made. Having a proper uniform for your workplace can offer many key benefits. We explain what to look for in your staff uniforms, and the benefits a well thought out uniform can have.

Comfort and style in equal measure

Because staff will spend most of their shifts caring for patients, the nursing industry can be especially fast-paced. In order to help your staff better meet the needs of the job, nursing uniforms are designed to be flexible, breathable, and to not impede your freedom of movement in any way.

For example, our healthcare tunics offer exceptional ease of wear throughout shifts thanks to their polyester/cotton mix fabric. This level of comfort also means that a nursing uniform can be versatile and suited to a wide range of field-specific environments. Care is taken, when designing healthcare tunics, to conceal zips and buttons, which stops them from scraping or catching on anything, while ensuring your uniform looks wholly professional at all times.

Alongside comfort and flexibility, nursing uniforms come in a wide range of styles and colours, which can help you create and present a brand image to your patients. Presenting a unified brand image can also help to reassure patients by reminding them of the human element of your industry, aided by the professionalism and manner of your staff.

A further benefit is that you can use the variety of styles and colours available to create a sense of hierarchy in the workplace. You could, for example, have most of your nursing staff wear light blue tunics while the senior staff wear dark blue tunics, which will help your patients more easily identify who’s who in the business. Having an assortment of bright colours in your uniforms can also be especially helpful to dementia sufferers, or people with failing eyesight. This extra colour contrast will make it easier for these patients to make sense of their surroundings.

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Protecting both yourself and patients

There are multiple ways that nursing uniforms are designed to ensure safety. For example, nursing uniforms are designed to be long-lasting through their sturdy polyester and cotton material mix. This is especially beneficial, as uniforms are often left on site overnight and washed in industrial-strength washing machines, which will remove and destroy any potential contaminants that the day’s work has brought staff into contact with.

Nursing uniforms are also created using infection control compliant materials in order to minimise the risk of cross contamination.  These aspects of nursing uniforms guarantee that staff will always be ready to face the next day’s work with a pristine uniform, ready for everything the day can throw at it.

The footwear your uniform incorporates is also especially important. As nurses will often be on their feet for long periods with little rest, your footwear should look to balance comfort and safety equally. With this in mind, EVA plastic clogs could be the perfect, versatile solution to your uniform needs. Their lightweight design coupled with their antimicrobial properties mean that they offer the perfect balance between comfort for your staff, and safety for both staff and patients.

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Helping you put together the perfect nursing uniform

When putting together a nursing uniform, you’ll want to be reassured that you’re buying the highest quality clothing on the market. That’s why Simon Jersey provide a broad selection for any industry-specific requirements you have. By the end of the process, you’ll undoubtedly be left with a functional, stylish, and safe ensemble that is sure to meet your business needs perfectly.

At Simon Jersey, we are proud to provide a range of nursing uniform clothing that will last you through the toughest shifts, and keep safety at the forefront of your business at all times. Our range of nursing uniforms are:

  • Made with expert knowledge – We have 45 years’ experience providing brand-enhancing workwear of all shapes and sizes
  • Easy to care for – Most of our garments are machine washable and made to last
  • Styled for everyday practicality – We test our fabrics to ensure they provide durability and day-to-day comfort

To find the uniform solutions that are perfect for your business and staff, you can take a look at our wide range of nursing uniforms. Alternatively, send us a request for a catalogue or get in touch with a member of our team.

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