Bouffant cap (plural bouffant caps) A loose cap, so called because of its puffy shape, typically secured around the head with an elastic, and frequently used in cleanrooms, food service, and other settings to contain loose hair.
- “A bouffant hat should be worn to cover all of the hair, scalp, and ears to minimize skin and hair shedding and protect surgical patients from bacteria.
- blue or green can refresh a doctor’s vision of red things, including the bloody innards of a patient during surgery
- Surgeons use the caps to prevent sweat from pouring down over their face and dripping/gushing into the wound. Anesthesiologists never sweat, but we wear caps simply to appear cool.