Home-laundering of scrubs challenged

January 8, 2016

Readers of Outpatient Surgery magazine recently challenge regulations. common practices, including the home-laundering of scrubs.

A recent reader survey suggested that common sense is often trumped by too many surgical rules.

Readers mentioned dozens of issues, but the some that drew the strongest ire are surgical attire and home laundering of scrubs.

"Does it really matter if you wear your own designer scrub cap?" asks one reader, referring to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) recommendation that reusable cloth caps, if worn, be covered with single-use disposable caps.

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