Scrubs PPE Etiquette: These Scrubs Aren’t Made for Walking

Whether they are OR green, bio-burgundy, or powder blue, scrubs in any color are the first line of defense in your sterile processing PPE. But what are the best practices when it comes to the base layer of protection?

Season 20 of the Beyond Clean podcast, “Armed & (Compliantly) Dangerous,” is all about personal protective equipment (PPE) and in this episode Afif Escheik, Regional Director of Operations at Crothall Healthcare lays out the guidance to keep you, your central sterile team, and even your vendors covered. 

When it comes to scrubs, answers can be harder to find than a XXL top at the bottom of the pile. Should you wear the scrubs that were just in decontamination into the cafeteria? What are the risks of taking scrubs home with you? And what is the best way to make sure the size you get, will actually fit? 

We cover these questions and more as we get into the studies performed around scrub safety. If your team is building policies and practices related this important piece of PPE, this is the episode for you. 

Season 20 of Beyond Clean released under the 1 Episode = 1 CE delivery model, so once you finish this interview, you can get your 1 CE credit immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week.    For access to this CE quiz and over 350 other free CE credit, visit our CE Credit Hub at  



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