Scrubs are worn as a form of basic personal protective equipment. They have the advantage of being durable and easy to clean, and their use prevents contamination and soiling of the street clothes that employees wear outside the shelter. Centre scrubs should not be worn outside the shelter. Employees should wash their scrubs daily and ensure they are thoroughly dried in a tumble dryer to ensure that contaminants are sterilized.

Designated scrubs should always be worn during surgery – these scrubs should not be worn during other procedures or when handling animals. Scrubs worn for surgery should be covered with a lab coat outside of the surgical suite.

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