Several manufacturers throughout the world are now supplying ‘name & role’ scrub/theatre caps. Please click on images below for web links:
If you hear of any others please let us know and we will add to the list.
Evidence indicates there is no difference in infection rates between cloth reusable and disposable hats (see here). Further based on dynamic operating room and fabric assessment cloth hats appear to be superior to disposable bouffant hats (see here).
Within Australia ACORN standards indicate that reusable hats are okay to be used – please see below for the relevant standard.
For those who work outside theatre the #HelloMyNameIs badges can be purchased through this link
Thank you for your support for Patient Safety.
ACORN Standard for Perioperative Nursing in Australia – Perioperative Attire:
For those still unsure about the benefits of name & role hats please click on this link: