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White lab coats Why do physicians have to wear

White lab coats Why do physicians have to wear

Why do physicians wear white lab coats? Boxy, plain and unisex, they are hardly a sartorial statement.

White Lab Coats – But they are functional. The big pockets can hold a stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, paper, pen and so on. The lab coat also protects clothes from a common on-the-job hazard, flying bodily fluids. It’s simple to change if soiled, and easy enough to launder.

Beyond the practical, what doctors wear is loaded with symbolism.

Clothing influences how we are perceived and how we perceive ourselves. The white lab coats screams out “official,” “brainy” and “in charge.”

It is, in the health-care setting, an outdated symbol of hierarchy. It is so 20th century.

A little history is in order.

The white lab coats first made its appearance in the late 1800s. Prior to that, lab coats were traditionally beige and worn in, well, laboratories. Doctors, like clergy, dressed in black to reflect the sombre nature of their work.

The end of the 19th century was a time of tremendous progress in public health and medicine, when the benefits of sanitation and clean water were recognized. In the hospital setting, antiseptics revolutionized care.

Prior to the germ-fighting era, physicians were largely indistinguishable from other quacks such as homeopaths and snake-oil salesmen. A medical-school degree could be obtained in a year, and there were few standards of good practice.

With the advent of germ theory, physicians strove to be more scientific in their practice and their dress. Medical schools also adopted a more rigorous and standardized curriculum.

The white lab coats embodied this new philosophy.

White is the colour of hope and the lab coat the symbol of the healer.

Surgeons became the first to wear the white lab coats, followed by hospital doctors and then in-office general practitioners. By 1915, it had become the norm, though doctors doing home visits still dressed formally.

To this day, most medical schools have a “White Coat Ceremony,” where new students are solemnly presented with a short white coat at the beginning of their studies. When they graduate, they get a long white lab coats. (If you’re in a hospital coat, length is a handy way to identify the students.)

But the white-coat tradition is dying.

Only one in eight doctors now wears a white lab coats, according to a U.S. study. Some specialists, like pediatricians and psychiatrists, long ago gave up the uniform because it was seen as scary by their patients.

In fact, one of the reasons physicians have abandoned the traditional garb is that they feel the visual symbol of hierarchy impedes patient care.

Why Do Doctors Wear White Coats?

Why Do Doctors Wear White Coats?

The American Medical Association voted Tuesday on a resolution that would recommend hospitals ban doctors’ iconic white coats, citing evidence that the garment contributes to the spread of infection.

White coats (The resolution was referred to a panel for further consideration.) * Indeed, a number of studies have shown that the coats harbor potentially harmful bacteria (and may cause “white coat hypertension”). If white coats are so bad, why do doctors still wear them?

Because a white lab coat says “I am a scientific healer.” The knee-length coat in medicine crossed over from the laboratory sciences at the turn of the 20th century. Before that time, medicine was generally seen as the haphazard province of quacks and frauds, and physicians wore street clothes even in the operating room. As the field developed into a respected branch of applied science in the early 1900s, doctors adopted the costume of the laboratory as a way of bolstering their scientific credibility.

In pre-white-coat times, physicians used primitive tools and techniques and had little formal training. (Medical school could be finished in a year.) Early doctors competed for legitimacy (and patients) with other healing arts like homeopathy and medical eclecticism. But the development of antiseptics and anesthesia, among other things, demonstrated the exceptional power of science to improve health. Doctors strove to become more scientific, in practice and in dress. The lab coat served both purposes by providing a (supposedly) sterile work environment and soothing patients with its air of scientific authority. The traditional lab coat was beige, but doctors adopted white because the color symbolizes life and purity. (In earlier times, doctors were more likely to wear black, in keeping with the high mortality rates seen at hospitals. The nuns who served as nurses often wore black habits.) By 1915, physicians working in hospitals had for the most part switched from street clothes to white coats and pants.

With their scientific bona fides firmly in place, doctors today are divided on the white-coat question. Supporters say the coat instills docs with a humbling sense of responsibility and puts patients at ease, while detractors see it as an alienating symbol of medical hubris. More than 100 medical schools host “white coat ceremonies” where first-year med students are outfitted with shortened versions of the white coat, and the coats are ubiquitous at large teaching hospitals where they help differentiate between doctors and students. However, doctors in smaller hospitals and private practice are more likely to wear regular clothes. A recent study suggests that only 1 in 8 doctors actually sport a white coat at work. Perhaps the most ardent supporters of the garment are patients: In one study, 56 percent of those surveyed believed doctors should wear coats, compared with only 24 percent of doctors. (Elderly people tend to be most supportive of the white coat.) Another study found that patients were much more likely to trust a doctor if they were wearing a white coat than if they were in scrubs.

If hospitals followed the AMA resolution and banned the white coat, what would doctors wear? The Scottish National Health Service outlawed white coats in 2008 and instituted a uniform of color-coded scrubs for all medical personnel. The Mayo Clinic doesn’t allow white coats; their doctors wear business attire.

Fashion In The Weekend

Fashion In The Weekend

At Rosie Assoulin, Clothes That Say “I Would Like to Be Noticed, but I am Not Some Kind of Asshole”

Comedian Josh Gondelman goes to fashion week.

When I was told that the Rosie Assoulin show began at 11am, I thought it was a typo, because honestly I didn’t even realize fashion happened during the day. Fashion Week evening wear, when sported before noon, would give off, I imagined, a very “returning home from sex” look. I’ve always pictured people in the industry as lemurs: mostly active at night, and frequently sporting an elaborate smoky-eye look. I have not seen Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, but in my mind it is about the intrigue that transpires between several very chic raccoons. As I arrived at the venue, I realized my confusion was ridiculous; people wear clothes all day long, especially (in my experience) when it’s light out. It wasn’t actually fashion that I couldn’t imagine in the daytime—it was electronic dance music and cocaine. APRON FOR COFFEE SHOP

One great thing about going to a fashion event in the morning, especially in February in New York, is that the other attendees are dressed less like models themselves. A winter coat, it turns out, is a great equalizer. Unless you wear an entire panda bear split down the middle, there’s only so elaborate you can look while effectively shielding yourself from the brutal cold and wind, the only two facets of “nature” to be found in much of SoHo. Plus, there’s less of you to be visibly unhip. It’s basically the bottoms of your jeans and your shoes that people are judging you on. I mean, sure, I was wearing a grimy, two-year-old Red Sox hat, but how was anyone to know that it wasn’t hand-distressed by famous designer Giancarlo Ragandbone, or another, more prestigious fashionista, possibly even one who actually exists? I filed that thought away as one of the many lies my brain tells itself when I am thrust drastically out of my element.

Amidst the well-insulated onlookers, Rosie Assoulin’s fall collection was on display not as part of a runway show but more of a fashion…room? The venue was large, the event had a gentle warmth, and not just because there was nowhere to hang up your coat. Chef Hat 03

THESE WERE OUTFITS THAT SAID: “I WOULD LIKE TO BE NOTICED, BUT I AM NOT SOME KIND OF ASSHOLE.”
At the entryway, and at various other points throughout the room, sharply dressed men (not models, or maybe they were?) served cups of hot tea, which is the second coziest beverage, behind only hot chocolate. Trays of pastries sat atop end tables, and no, no one was eating them, but it was nice to know they were there. Additional staff circulated with trays of clear plastic cups full of candy. Long Sleeve Chef Uniform

A leather jacket

A leather jacket

Everyone has that one thing that, without fail, snags you a compliment.

You’d never admit it, but it would low-key crush you if you didn’t get a little “OMG I love that jacket” every time you wore it. Here, ELLE.com editors spill which item in their covetable closets reaps the most likes IRL. Restaurant Uniform, Chef Uniform

veryone has that one thing that, without fail, snags you a compliment. You’d never admit it, but it would low-key crush you if you didn’t get a little, “OMG I love that,” every time you wore it. Here, ELLE.com editors spill which item in their covetable closets reaps the most likes IRL.

I have a collection of work-appropriate jumpsuits I wear on days I can’t pull together an outfit, and this J.Crew number is one of the stars of the group. It’s equal parts dressy and comfortable which means it goes well with both sneakers and heels. I love it so much that I got it in light pink and navy blue.—Nikki Ogunnaike, Senior Fashion Editor 100% Cotton Chef Hat

I blew off shopping for a dress to wear to college graduation for weeks. When my mother arrived on campus days before the ceremony, she whisked me off to a mall near school and insisted I try on several hundred iterations of the same inoffensive a-line. Then, she spotted this: an Issey Miyake look-a-like, that’s just on-sale Club Monaco. It’s one of the few midi-ish silhouettes that I, a tiny person, have ever been able to pull off. And it defies the law of special-occasion purchases in that I’ve worn it more than once. Sure, it’s the kind of dress that makes people stop and pay attention, but that hasn’t stopped me from slipping into it at least once a week as soon as weather permits. I do it mostly because I love it and at least as much because so does everyone who sees me in it.—Mattie Kahn, News Writer

My friend bought this precocious vintage jumpsuit for me at a thrift store in New Orleans. It kind of reminds me of a couch cover or shower curtain you’d find at an old lady’s house—questionably-tasteful but altogether endearing! Anyway, I get compliments on it wherever I go, and friends frequently ask if they can borrow it for a night out of dancing or the like. Flower Power, people. It’s real.—Emma Hager, Editorial Intern

Truthfully, I don’t even know the brand of the actual denim dress I bought as it was a label-less find, dug up from the vintage racks of Kiliwatch in Paris. I’ve worn the piece to death because it’s a one-and-done outfit that can be both dressed up and down, and in those cooler spring and fall months can be layered over sweaters and tees. I love the way it hugs my body perfectly without a bit of tailoring. It doesn’t hurt that since it’s presumably one of a kind, it welcomes many a, “Where’d you get that?” —Kristina Rodulfo, Associate Editor APRON FOR COFFEE SHOP

I have been wearing these sandals pretty much every day since it started getting warm. I got them on super sale one time because they were the simplest, cheapest sandal I could find. But surprisingly—or maybe not surprisingly?—the simple, sleek shape gets a lot of compliments. They are the best for just kicking around in.—Estelle Tang, Culture Editor

These pants occupy that special space between totally basic and understated elegance. On first glance, they don’t look that distinct, but when you look a little closer they have these really classy details: jacket, comfortable, roomy legs, aggressive crop, perfectly proportioned pockets, dress. I have them in green and if they weren’t such a noticeable color I would wear them multiple times a week. —Chloe Schama, Executive Editor

Oscar de la Renta has steady made flat mules—way before they became an It-shoe this season. They work with everything (denim, sundresses, casual evening wear, jacket), are the perfect vacation shoe (because let’s be real, summer sandals are rarely comfortable), and their signature embroidery reads as extra fancy. I’m constantly scouring eBay for a new pair. —Justine Carreon, Associate Market Editor

A leather jacket is my number one closet must-have—whether I wear it over thick sweaters in the winter or if I drape it over my shoulders in the spring, it ties together any outfit. I get compliments on this one almost every time I wear it.—Maddy Levine, Editorial Intern

Expenses and benefits clothes

Expenses and benefits clothes

1. Overview

As an employer providing clothes to your employees, you have certain tax, National Insurance and reporting obligations.

What’s included

This includes purchase, cleaning and repair costs for all clothes.

What you have to pay and report depends on if it’s: protective clothes that your employee needs to do their job a uniform they only wear at work

2. What’s exempt

You don’t have to pay tax and National Insurance on most uniforms or protective clothes, but you may still have to report these expenses to HMRC.

3. What to report and pay

If the clothes you provide isn’t exempt, you may have to report it to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and you may have to pay tax and National Insurance on the value. Uniforms or protective clothing: You must report the cost on form P11D of: buying the clothing for your employees lending it to them cleaning or repairing it

If you provide uniforms or protective clothes, you can get exemptions (which have replaced dispensations). This means you won’t have to include them in your end-of-year reports.

Any other clothes

This includes clothing employees wear at work that isn’t necessary protective clothing or a uniform. If you buy other clothing for employees, or lend it to them, you must: report the cost on form P11D pay Class 1A National Insurance on the value of the benefit. If your employees buy it and you pay them back, you must: add the value of the benefit to your employee’s other earnings deduct and pay PAYE tax and Class 1 National Insurance through payroll. If your employees buy any non-durable clothing (eg tights and stockings) and you pay them back, you must: add the value of the benefit to your employee’s other earnings deduct and pay PAYE tax (but not Class 1 National Insurance) through payroll. If your employees pay to have clothing cleaned or repaired, you must: add the value of the benefit to their other earnings deduct and pay PAYE tax and Class 1 National Insurance through payroll

4. Work out the value

The value of clothing for tax and reporting depends on whether you give or lend it and who initially pays for it. Clothing you give to employees. Use whichever is the higher of: the second-hand value of the clothing when you give it to your employee the initial cost to you of the clothing. Clothing you lend to employees

Use whichever is the higher of: 20% of the clothing’s market value when you first provided it any annual rental or hire charges you pay for it. Clothing your employees buy and you pay them back for, or cleaning and repair costs. Use the amount of money you give your employee for the clothing, cleaning or repair.

Benefits Of Organic Cotton Clothing

Benefits Of Organic Cotton Clothing

Some of the benefits of organic cotton clothing include better health for consumers and farmers, environmental conservation, and cost savings for farmers.

These benefits have created a boom in the organic cotton clothing industry in the past few years. Parents are increasingly purchasing organic cotton baby clothes, diapers, and baby blankets.

Both young and old consumers, and men as well as women, are switching to various products made from organic cotton such as jeans, pajamas, shirts, t-shirts, towels, bedding, mattresses, pillows, blankets, sheets, duvet covers, socks, bath robes, underwear, bras, bags, and other clothes made of organic cotton fabric and yarn.

The benefits of organic cotton clothing include the following:

Benefits to the Consumer

Manufacturers of organic clothing strongly advertise that organic cotton clothing is better to wear, especially for babies. Many consumers and parents also agree with this. Organic cotton is excellent for the tender, developing skin of a baby. It is believed that organic cotton clothing is softer than conventional cotton clothing.

Furthermore, since the production of organic cotton does not involve the use of chemicals, it causes fewer allergies. Organic cotton apparel also reduces respiratory problems and smells pleasant. Please note that these benefits of organic cotton are perceived beliefs, and do not have strong scientific proof to back them up. Organic Facts is a strong proponent of organic food and organic living; however, it is necessary to provide the right kind of information to the readers. Please read about the benefits of organic food for more details.

Environmental Benefits of Organic Cotton

You might be surprised to know that conventional cotton accounts for nearly 25% of the insecticides and 10% of the pesticides used throughout the world, although is it grown on only 3% of the total cultivated area. Cotton crops have been plagued by numerous diseases and pests over the years, including bacterial blight, ascochvta blight, southern blight, lef spot, bollworm, white fly, crown gall, lint degradation, anthracnose, areolate mildew, powdery mildew, black root rot, boll rot, sting nematode, charcoal rot, escobilla, stem canker, leaf spot, lint contamination, terminal stunt, cotton rust, southwestern cotton rust, tropical cotton rust, verticillium wilt, reniform nematode, abutilon mosaic, anthocyanosis, blue disease, small leaf, leaf crumple, leaf curl, leaf mottle, leaf roll, psylosis, and phyllody. It also ranks fourth in the list of most heavily fertilized crops.

The excessive use of chemicals in conventional cotton production has led to a great deal of environmental pollution. Organic cotton is grown using organic means without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides, therefore helping to improve the quality of the land, prevent water contamination, and conserve biodiversity.

Improved Health for Farmers

Like conventional coffee production, conventional cotton production also leads to poisoning, causing various health problems for cotton farmers. The problem of poisoning due to chemical insecticides and pesticides is so acute that thousands of poor farmers in developing countries end up losing their lives. Organic cotton production, on the other hand, ensures a healthy life for the farmers and their families.

Cost Savings for Organic Cotton Farmers

Studies carried out by the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in Andhra Pradesh, India have shown that growing organic cotton is cheaper than growing Bt Cotton, since Bt Cotton is more prone to pest attacks.

Prevention of Suicides

Many times, failed crops in chemical cotton production results in farmers falling into extreme debts, since the input costs are so high. In the past few years, numerous farmers in India, especially in the states of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, have resorted to suicide when the problem became too serious. The input costs for organic cotton production reduce over time, enabling farmers to remain debt-free even after a crop failure, thereby preventing anyone from resorting to drastic measures.

Textiles Hard To Export In Year

Textiles Hard To Export In Year

By the end of last September, exports of textiles and garments in Vietnam reached over 21 billion dollars, only completed 68% compared with the year plan.

Textiles According to the Vietnam Textile and Garment Association, in September, the total export value of the whole industry reached more than $ 2.6 billion, down 7% compared to the month before. Generally for 9 months, total export turnover reached over 21 dollars, completed 68% of the plan year (29 billion dollars). Apron For Restaurant

According to the experts in the industry, the textiles export growth reached the lowest in 10 years. In addition to the impact of objective factors such as economies of some textile importers of Vietnam is in trouble, events Proposed referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union in the UK, one of the difficulties of the textile industry stemming from the policies keep Vietnam dong exchange rate stability against the other currencies, making commodities more expensive Vietnam compared with other suppliers, which reduces the competitiveness of products. Protective Uniform Workwear

Besides, the scarcity of orders is happening quite common in many businesses, some of orders of enterprises is only 70% compared to the same period last year.

Textile export target Vietnam this year set to reach between 28 and 29 billion, up 5% from last year, so the average 3 month last year, exports of Vietnam’s garment must be at least $ 2.5 billion. Short Sleeve Convict and Prisoner uniform for Men

Against this backdrop, Textiles Association recommended enterprises to adapt to market conditions, to accept the conversion of orders to minimize damage to the enterprise; strengthening the domestic market expansion with the diversification of commodities to achieve the set goals. Doctor hospital uniforms surgical uniform

To the association, Mr. Truong Van Cam, Secretary General of Vietnam Textile and Garment Association, said the Association will be the sum to reflect on the relevant authorities to resolve, remove difficulties for enterprises focus state proposals address a range of issues of policy mechanisms, joint inspection, trade facilitation for enterprises. /. Kung Fu Uniform, Martial Art Uniform

Vietnams Garment From Reduced Logistics Costs

Vietnams Garment From Reduced Logistics Costs

Vietnams garment can save more than $ 1 billion from reduced logistics costs

Vietnams garment The cost reduction for Vietnams garment industry not only from the change of policy, but also need solutions that increase competitiveness. Cold Storage Uniform

Currently, logistics costs account for nearly 1/3 of the cost of each product textile export. If this cost reduction, Vietnam’s garment can save more than $ 1 billion / year. This solution was launched during the seminar which took place on 3/11 between Garment Association and Vietnam Logistics Association. Cheap Disposable Lab Coats Uniform

Every year, Vietnam exported textiles to the US and Brazil 4.63 million m2 of product and imported 1.01 million tons of cotton back. However, to export and import 2 items, textile enterprises often find enterprise logistics, making up everyone. APRON FOR COFFEE SHOP

Therefore, the only container exported or imported goods 1 pm, afternoon rest were empty containers that transport costs rise. So, what to do to save costs and transit time is sought for the textile business and logistics to meet each other. Mens Prison Break Convict Prisoner Striped Uniform

2015, Vietnam imported textile raw materials amounted to more than $ 10 billion. If businesses in the Textile Association and Logistics Association is closely cooperating, estimated shipping costs will be reduced by 10%, equivalent to more than $ 1 billion.

In the seminar, another solution to help reduce logistics costs are also much consensus as established several freight centers. Instead of only one container enterprises incur high cost of transportation, logistics enterprises will gather more goods from other businesses to reduce shipping costs. Aikido Uniform, Martial Art Uniform, Hakama Pants

Workwear At Home Safety

Workwear At Home Safety

More than half of industrial workers are washing their workwear and protective clothing at home and potentially risking their safety, new research has found. Apon For Hair Salon

Workwear At Home Safety. In a survey conducted among senior decision makers in firms that are currently buying their garments direct from workwear providers, it was revealed that as many as 77 per cent of employees are cleaning and maintaining their professional garments themselves, which can lead to the premature deterioration of fabrics and, particularly in the case of high-visibility clothing, render them ineffective and non-compliant with safety regulations. Protective Uniform Workwear

The research also found the majority of businesses asked viewed workwear as a disposable item that was the source of considerable hidden costs. Nine out of 10 companies replace damaged garments as opposed to repairing them, raising the total spend on workwear per employee, which currently sits at approximately anywhere between £450 and £1,000 each year. However, this attitude towards work clothing could come as a result of a perceived lack of product value as an improvement in quality was one of the top answers given when the respondents were asked what their current supplier could do better. Overall For Prison

Conducted with engineering, manufacturing, petrochemical and transport companies, the research was commissioned by Berendsen, the UK fully managed workwear provider. Commenting on the findings, Kiratpal Randhawa, UK Product Marketing Manager for Workwear at Berendsen, said: “The impact professional clothing can have on a firm appears to be somewhat underestimated, yet it is an essential business component in most industries. Aside from the significant hidden costs, it is alarming to discover that so many employees are laundering their workwear at home and potentially unknowingly limiting the effectiveness of the fabrics, which can pose a threat to their safety. Employers have a duty to provide and maintain suitable garments for their staff so perhaps it is time to look at fully managed outsourced services as a more reliable alternative to purchasing.” Judo Uniform, Martial Art Uniform

The findings of Berendsen’s research echo those of a 2014 European Textile Services Association (ETSA) study that found a staggering 92 per cent of UK workers were laundering their workwear at home at the time. The textile rental and services industrial  trade body warned of the dangers of this risky practice, which can reduce the effectiveness of electrostatic ability, fire-retardancy, high visibility and chemical repellence, and said employers were in danger of losing control of their duty of care. Ultimately, ETSA insisted industrial workers laundering through an established firm, such as Berendsen, is the optimal way to improve each garment’s lifetime, and uphold its safety properties and protection for wearers. 100% Cotton Surgical Caps

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