Surgeons wear surgical caps to protect themselves from infection. The question is, can they wear their own scrub cap?
The answer depends on the trust or hospitals policies. This varies massively depending on the type of work being carried out.
Why Some Trusts Use Reusable Scrub Caps.
The scrub cap is a piece of equipment that needs to be sterile and needs to be changed out after each surgery. This ensures that any bacteria or other contaminants are not transferred from one patient to the next.
Proper washing procedures and owning multiple caps to keep fresh each surgery is key. The benefits of reusables is the reduction in waste and with embroidered scrub caps being able to communicate your role and name with patients and team members easily.
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