HO White Coats
White coats should be laundered frequently.
Each program is contractually required to have a process in place for seeing that your coats are laundered. This is a program responsibility. Please check with your program coordinator to inquire about drop off/pick up and what the process is for maintaining a clean coat. All of you should have 3 embroidered white coats and other coats available without your name for emergency purposes.
A task force is being assembled to determine what the standard will be for the laundering of all lab coats, with input from Infection Control. Until such time that a specific requirement is mandated, please take a moment to reflect on the cleanliness of your coat and the safety of your patients.
It's always important to present a professional appearance to your patients and their families.