When it comes time to choose a physician lab coat, there are a few things which must be kept in mind. Since there are so many different fabrics, styles, and fits, you must really consider several different things before making the final purchase.
Here are a few tips to make the purchase go more smoothly.
1. Keep in mind of what environment you will be working in. This means that a doctor who is working in say, the emergency room, will need significantly more coverage than a doctor who works in a clinic. This is because there are far more instances of bodily fluids flying around or leaking in an emergency room than there are in a clinical setting, where there are virtually none.
A clinic or private practice doctor will want a more fitted look when consulting so that they look and feel more professional. Nobody really cares what you look like in the wild atmosphere of the emergency room.
2. Consider the fabric which you will want your physician lab coat to be made from. There is an endless amount of fabric that the coats have been made from. They can be made from polyester, cotton, or even wool, and a wide range beyond that even.
Poplin is a popular choice due to the nature of its weave. Since poplin has an over/under feeling to it, it has an almost silky feel to the fabric. It is also very sturdy and durable, much more so than one would think due to the fact that it so light.
These are just a few of the things you must think about when it comes time to order your first physician lab coat, or even if it is not your first and you have ordered many in the past. Any change in professional setting will influence what type of physician lab coat you will wear.