WVU Hospitals May Nix Physicians' White Coats to Prevent Infections

Physicians at WVU Hospitals in Morgantown, W.Va., may don scrubs instead of white coats and ties to prevent infections, according to a Charleston Daily Mail report.

White coats and ties present an infection risk because providers wearing long sleeves may not wash their hands as thoroughly to keep the cuffs dry, and ties can come into a contact with a patient, potentially contracting and spreading a virus, according to the report.

Click here to read the full story on WVU Hospitals' potential dress code change in Becker's ASC Review.

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