Day: July 8, 2020

Study: Bacterial Contamination of Medical Providers’ White Coats

The American Journal of Infection control conducted a systematic review of 28 years worth of medical studies focused on bacterial contamination from White Coats and Surgical Scrubs. The review concludes that White Coats are laundered much less frequently than Surgical Scrubs, both are colonized with multi-drug resistant organisms, and laundering practices have a varying degree of efficacy in reducing contamination.

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