How to Get Stains Out of Your Nursing Scrubs and Your Home

nursing scrubs, nursing uniformsAs a nurse, you spend your day dealing with body fluids of all kinds. Hence, it is inevitable that you will end up with stains all over your nursing scrubs. But before heading out to buy replacements, there are a few things you can try to clean them.

It isn’t always possible to treat stains when they happen. In a perfect world, you will have a moment where you do have time to treat the stain immediately. Doing so will keep the stain from setting in. You work hard as a nurse and need a one-stop stain removal guide that can help you at work as well as at home.

The most common stain, blood, can be removed using one of the following ways:

  • Blot off any excess blood, rinse with hot water. If possible, soak in water and then scrub with mild soap.
  • When dealing with an old stain, soak in an enzyme product.
  • Wet the area and then scrub with hydrogen peroxide.
  • You may also want to try the above option with an added few drops of ammonia and then rinse well for 15 minutes.

When all else fails, head out to the stores to buy a new nursing uniform or scrubs.


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