28 February 2019
When it comes to selecting workwear for hospital personnel, a top concern is keeping patients free from infections. Indeed, many parts of a white coat can serve as breeding grounds for bacteria. These bacteria can easily infect patients who are already at risk of further medical complications while in the hospital. It only takes a splash of infected fluid from a patient to infect a doctor's white coat. When this happens, bacteria in the infected fluid can remain active for many hours, causing the same doctor to transmit infections to other patients.