Tag Archives: lab coats

    • Why Buying Cheap Is More Expensive

      When purchasing your workwear, a garment's price tag is never a true reflection of the actual price you pay. When you think of the clothes you wear to work as an investment in your professional identity, you are making a practical decision that will not only enhance your confidence in your outward appearance, but will ultimately save you time and money.
    • 10 Unique Gift Ideas For The Doctor Who Has Everything

      Its that time of year again. Holiday season is that special time when we give thanks for the blessings in our lives, enjoy hot seasonal beverages from festive red cups, and rack our brains struggling to come up with unique gift ideas for our loved ones. To help you avoid the mental breakdown that comes with brainstorming gift ideas, we've come up with a list of 10 unique and useful gifts for the physician in your life who already seems to have everything they need.
    • Slim Fit vs. Classic Fit: Whats The Difference?

      One of the questions we are commonly asked to explain is what exactly differentiates our Classic Fit Lab Coats from our Slim Fit Lab Coats. As you can probably guess from their names, the difference lies in the fit of the coat, the way that it drapes upon your body. Just as with ordinary clothing, some people prefer their garments to fit them snugly while others prefer a slightly looser fit. We are proud to be able to offer our customers the same options with their medical apparel that they see when shopping for non-work clothes.
    • How Long Will Your Lab Coat Last You?

      We take pride in the fact that we offer our customers the best quality lab coats available. The introduction of our durable, high performance M3 fabric has raised the bar even higher, revolutionizing the way medical professionals look at their workwear. These coats look impressive, resist stains, and are highly durable so that they will last longer than all your other lab coats.
    • Trends In Medical Apparel

      The medical apparel industry has witnessed a revolutionary transition from shapeless, unflattering, uncomfortable uniforms to garments that are functional, comfortable, and flattering enough to wear outside of the workplace.
    • 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The White Coat

      New medical students all over the country recently slipped on their white lab coats for the first time and got to feel the prestige and honor that this symbol holds. The white lab coat worn by doctors transcends the limits of merely functional workwear, giving the wearer a feeling of confidence and pride in their accomplishments and the knowledge that they are looked up to as among the most trustworthy members of society.
    • Don't Believe Us, Just Watch: See Our Revolutionary M3 Fabric In Action

      Medelita values and respects our customers. We know how hard you have worked to get where you are today, and our goal is to give you the exceptional quality of medical apparel that you truly deserve. How do we know we are acheiving that goal? The most irrefutable evidence that Medelita garments are of the highest quality available comes straight from you through customer testimonials. That being said, we could tell you all day about how incredible our revolutionary new M3 lab coats are - but sometimes you just have to see it to believe it. This video was shared with us by a customer who was astounded by the quality of his brand new Medelita M3 Lab Coat. He went so far as to say that it was the "Best Medical Coat Ever" and its easy to see why. Check out this 15-second video clip to see our M3 fabric in action.
    • Your Guide To Medelita Shipping & Handling

      Each day Medelita’s customer service team works diligently to ensure that you are fully satisfied with both your garments and the service you received. One topic that comes up frequently for our customer service representatives is the method of shipping and handling for our products. Here are the basics of the Medelita shipping and handling process.
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Gets Students Excited About Science

      If you follow us you'll know that advancements in technology that impact medicine get us excited, and we are huge proponents of encouraging kids to get involved in science, technology, engineering and math.  That's why we donated our lab coats for this event in South Jordan, Utah, where middle and high school students were shown how exciting STEM is.

      A few months ago Keila Valdz Mower, a Girl Scout leader in Utah, wrote a compelling email to Medelita requesting a donation of lab coats to support a STEM Education program. Medelita enthusiastically said YES! We are very excited to take a journey with the troop in support of their mission to educate young ladies about the career possibilities in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields (STEM). We will be posting pictures of their adventures as they meet with different STEM professionals.

      Kiela and assistant leader Kathy Steen Spahr shared the following experience about their first STEM trip.

      “I wanted to share a sweet/positive story today. As part of our STEM Education program, our girls meet with Dermatologist Dr Kimberly Peppit and Registered Dietitian Jaime Saunders from The University of Utah Health Center in Daybreak. The girls learned all about skin care, nutrition and the role of STEM Education in their lives. What made this experience perfect, was the fact that the girls were wearing Lab Coats with their names embroiled in and ID badges… Medelita made it possible for girls to have a visual idea of what their future may look like.”

      Here is the video:

      Additional information on the Girl Scouts of America STEM program: http://www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/stem

      If your organization is planning an event to encourage kids to get involved in STEM, please let us know so that we can help get the word out.

    • Research is Clear: Having More Than One Lab Coat Matters

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      At Medelita, we have always recommended that you purchase more than one lab coat at a time.

      I'll admit that it's easy for us to make such recommendations; we are in business to sell you as many lab coats as we can,  and I won't pretend otherwise.  However, if you should decide to purchase a Medelita lab coat, here are some interesting facts to consider:

      Is it a suit jacket or is it a lab coat?

      sFirst, let me congratulate you.  You have spent (or will spend) four years in college, four more in med school, three to eight more years in residency, and maybe a few more years in a fellowship.  A quarter of the world's population was born while you were doing all of this. You've gotten this far only to be perplexed by trivial decisions about how many lab coats to purchase.

      I'll try to make it easy for you:  Imagine if you were in any other profession where you were required to wear a suit to work.  Would you wear the same jacket every day? Most of our customers have to wear a lab coat every single day at work during very long shifts.  Our lab coats are not meant to be 'the only single lab coat you'll ever need' for the same reasons you wouldn't expect to own one suit for the rest of your professional life.

      Holy lab coats!

      Unfortunately, this misconception is sometimes difficult to dispel prior to purchase.  We completely understand why. It absolutely makes sense that some customers are willing to pay more for the ultimate in durable fabric and performance technology, and we're working very hard to integrate new fabrics and finishing toward this end.

      Every year we introduce fabric that is lighter, repels more fluid, and lasts longer - but there are limitations to what 100% cotton can do.  If you throw on the same cotton t-shirt every day for a few months, you might expect to see a few holes emerge in the fabric.  Likewise, our cotton lab coats are subject to the same vulnerabilities.  So while we figure out a better solution, you can delay the fray by rotating in as many coats as possible.

      Be part of the solution, not the problem.

      A recent article published by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) outlined that while the link between healthcare-associated infections and attire hasn't been formally tested, common sense suggests that wearing clean clothes will undoubtedly reduce the possibility for transmission. The report offers several guidelines for attire, including a recommendation that professionals engaged in direct patient care "should possess more than 2 or more white coats and have access to a convenient and economical means to launder white coats."  Their rationale is painfully simple:

      "These practical considerations may help achieve the desired professional appearance yet allow for HCP to maintain a higher frequency of laundering of white coats."

      Their research also clearly recognizes the benefit of wearing a lab coat:

      “Overall, patients express preferences for certain types of attire, with most surveys indicating a preference for formal attire, including a preference for a white coat.”

      One comment on the subject spelled it out more clearly:

      "If you dress like a slob, you work like a slob. Doctors, like all health care professionals should wear white coats. It imports knowledge and authority. Also, they earned the honor."

      We couldn't agree more.

      In summary

      • One lab coat is not  enough.
      • You will wear out a Medelita lab coat in the same amount of time it takes to wear out any other nice clothes you own.
      • You took an oath to uphold the highest standard of patient health and safety, and it's clear that a clean rotation of professional attire plays an essential role.

      We'd love to hear about your experience: how many lab coats to you have? Do you rotate between a few, or more?

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