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How To Remove Blood & Vomit Stains From Nurses Tops & Nurses Tunics?

Posted by Lin Byrne on


Most nursing tops and nurse tunics are made from a mix of polyester and cotton. We will be focusing on tips to remove common stains from these fabrics. If you have nurses uniforms made from another type of material these tips may not work.

How to remove blood stains from your nurses tunics, nurses tops or nurses uniform tops.

  1. Fresh blood stains can usually be removed from nursing uniform tops by washing thorough in cold water.
  2. If the blood stain is still present after washing, soak your nurses tunic in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1­/2 liquid laundry detergent and 1 tablespoon of ammonia for 15 minutes.
  3. Lightly brush or scrape the blood stain, blotting occasionally with an absorbent cloth. 
  4. Continue as long as any blood stain is being removed from your nurses top. Rinse well with water, making sure to remove all traces of the ammonia.
  5. Wash as normal in the washing machine and dry as usual.
  6. Make sure the stain is fully removed before you but your nurses tunic into a hot dryer - otherwise the stain will set.


  1. First thing's first, you will have to scrape of any excess from your nurses uniform with a spatula or a knife.
  2. Put your nurses top into a large bowl.
  3. Pour a some of cold water directly onto the vomit stain. 
  4. Apply a generous amount of baking soda on to the stain on your nurses tunic.
  5. Pour lemon juice on the vomit until it starts to bubble.
  6. As soon as the vomit stain starts to erupt on your nurses uniform, scrub vigorously with a cloth or brush. 
  7. Rinse the stain with cold water. 
  8. Pour a generous amount of dish detergent directly onto the stain. 
  9. Soak your nurses top in cold water for 30 minutes. 
  10. Wring out the nurses uniform to remove any excess water. 
  11. Dry as normal and as per the blood stain, do not put your nurses tunic into the dryer until the vomit is completely removed otherwise your stain will set in for the long haul.

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