Are you sick of uncomfortable, disposable scrub caps? Me too.
I bet your one size fit all scrub cap, doesn't actually fit. Slippery and falling into your eyes or cutting off circulation to your ears and not to mention the waste no matter how cheap the hospital must get them. It's time to make a change, so why not go big!
Scrub Cap Sizing!
You need to consider 2 main factors in choosing the correct size of cap and get in touch if you are unsure! First the circumference of your head and then the amount of hair / lack of hair or how you wear your hair. So if your head circumference is on the border of a size then go a size up with lots of hair.
X-Small = <51cm
Small / Medium = 51-54cm
Medium Large = 54-61cm
X-Large = >61cm
Choosing The Right Scrub Cap Material
Make it comfortable by choosing 100% cotton! not only because having a cap that is 100% hypoallergenic which means no allergic reactions or skin irritation.
100% cotton is softer to the touch and more breathable than poly cotton mixes but also more absorbent so perfect for longer surgery sessions.
A Scrub Cap That Helps The Planet
It's tempting to just be green and mention that non disposable scrub caps are better but did you know 20 theatre hospital discards approximately 100,000 disposable theatre hats every year..... In an ever more sustainable forward thinking world there has to be a better way.
Better Connection With Patients + Colleagues
Humans only recall 30% of names after first introduction, being british this means never asking that person's name again for fear of seeming rude or dumb. Having a connection with patients and other staff for that matter makes for a better working environment and clearer communication.
In a study in the UK of theatre hospital staff 25% of the surgeons did not remember the scrub nurses name and 30% for the anaesthetist. From the study (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017 Jun;43(6):284-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.03.001. Epub 2017 Apr 18.) Surgeons only remembered 44% of the other OR staff.
Even being remembered as the person with the funky scrub cap is going to help you stand out from the crowd. Theatre teams are rarely the same for every surgery. We can of course add your name in Embroidery to any patterned cap you choose.
Some Rules Are Made To Be Broken
This is an amazing extract from a paper published called Breaking the rules for better care. Donald M. Berwick et al:
’A few years ago, the Dean of the School of Business at the University of Leicester, Dr Zoe Radnor, tried to understand the reasons for the “bicycle book” that she discovered at an English hospital she was studying. All staff who arrived at work by bicycle routinely signed a register book at the front door. Hundreds of these registers, once full, had been collected and stored for decades in clearly marked boxes. “Why?” Professor Radnor asked. No one knew.
The answer took some sleuthing. The first books dated from World War II—when rationing of fuel was the rule of the day, and when any staff who commuted by bicycle thereby earned extra food ration credits for saving on gas. Now, three-quarters of a century later, the bicycle book process remained alive and well, embedded in the organization’s brainstem, not its cortex. It was pure waste.’ (1)
This Print Won't Be Around Forever
We made Medicus Caps so you can stand out from the clinical wash of blue and white to better connect with colleagues and patients while having their safety top of mind (pun intended) We don't buy loads of any type of print unless its bulk solid colours for hospitals because prints only have a certain run and then they are gone.. usually forever.
Getting this cap today won't just make you stand out tomorrow but for years to come! If you get the option for custom embroidery then that is guaranteed.